February 1, 2010

Mahisasura Mardini

One of the many sculptures found on Chenakeshava Temple at Somnathpur. The Statue in the middle of the picture is titled "Mahisasura Mardini" which means slayer of the demon mahisasura. Statue depicts godess Chamundeshwari slaying the demon Mahisasura. These sculptures dates back to early 12th.

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful detail. I enjoyed viewing these pictures. THanks for sharing.

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  2. These carvings are amazing! The craftsmen who worked on them were skillful indeed!

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  3. Amazing indeed! The detail is incredible! Superb capture as always, Sam! Thanks for the beauty! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  4. You captured the detail superbly.

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  5. Really neat! beautiful piece of art and great photo of it!

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  6. It's really amazing how skillful they could be - is it carved in stones? How big?
    get a lot of questions in my head ;)
    Have a nice week!

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  7. Amazing shot!!! Thanks for sharing

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  8. Thanks Gwendolyn, I'm glad you enjoyed the picture

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  9. Thanks Stine, yes the craftmen who did this work were very skillfull and were one of the best of those time...

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  10. Thanks Sylvia, ewoke1993, Jill and Vicky

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  11. Thanks foto CHIP, this particular statue is about 4 ft tall and 2 feet wide and its carved on stone, soaprock or steatite to be precise

    I will post details of this temple in a week or two

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  12. How is it that some people are so skilled? The intricate detail is mind boggling! Beautiful photography!

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  13. Anthony: What wonderful details on the statues.

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  14. really impressive craftmanship and to think this is very old wherein they used crude instruments to finish this. Great capture! and thanks for the info background.

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  15. Wow what a superb carvings, I wonder how they did that. Thanks for sharing!

    My World on Tuesday

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  16. amazing details! back in the 12th century, these were probably hand-carved not molded.

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  17. @ Marites / January

    Its carved in stone using chisels and hammer

    @Luna Miranda
    you are right, these are hand carved and not molded

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  18. It is a beautiful piece of art, great photo. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Beautiful and impressive. I don't think we visited that temple when I was in southern India (a long time ago).

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  20. Superb detail- nicely captured!

    Mine is dedicated to my sister, today. A candle in the window of life.

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  21. I could spend hours looking at the detail in these amazing carvings.

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