Karnataka is the home for some splendid temple architecture void of doubt. The carvings are irreversible and just unimaginable. Most of the pictures shown in TV-channels, magazines, newspapers and text-books include only the most popular pics from these marvellous structures. A complete exploration of these can reveal much more splendidness and can put any human to anxeity.
Here are a few pics from specific places which are rarely photograhed.
1.Hampi: Most of the photos of Hampi include the stone chariot and only a few angles of the temple and the Royal Horse Castle. Look at these apart from the above mentioned ones.
2.Somnathpura: Located in Mysore district, this temple is the height of stone carving and architecture. Most of its photos have the front view of the temple, but a closer view provides details about the minutest carvings.
3.Pattadakallu: This place is one of the World Heritage Sites recognized by the UNESCO. Again splendid rock carvings tells it all.
4. Aihole: This place is also near Pattadakal and is known for rock carvings.
5. Badami Cave temples: If the word 'spectrum' is born, then it should be born from this place, The rock sculptures and the picturesque surroundings has given the actual colours to this place. This is also a world helitage Center built by the Chalukyas. Rarely photographed for public purposes, dont know why??
Splendid ....Isn't it....
6. Talakad Ruins: The Architecture of Talakad temple is really splendid but never appreciated. Even i din get pics anywhere for my requirements. There are wonderful stories behind each and every carving in the temple.
Along with this temple there is another one that was once a huge temple of Lord Vishnu, that had ruptured recently along with its Gopuram and Vimanam. Its stones have been preserved for reconstruction.
Much more to come.... so dont lose track...