September 11, 2010

Melkote Temple

HDR image of temple in melkote as seen from the pushkarni

Melkote is one of the sacred places in Karnataka. This place is also known as Thirunarayanapuram. It is built on rocky hills known as Yadavagiri or Yadugiri overlooking the Cauvery valley.  On top of the hill is an impressive Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple which dates back to 12th Century.

58 comments:

  1. That looks like an incredible, beautiful place!

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  2. @ J Bar
    Thanks for stopping by

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  3. Sam
    Beautiful shot indeed!!
    The reflection is adding charisma to this this pic

    thanks for sharing

    Bhupesh

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  4. Stunning.

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  5. You get to see and photograph places which I can't even begin to imagine. Thanks for sharing such beauty.

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  6. Wow, that is amazing! Thank you for sharing with me a place that I've never heard of and will likely never see!

    HaPpY bLuE mOnDaY!

    Sarah

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  7. Another remarkable scene from your lonely country.

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  8. @ Smilingsally
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. Absolutely breathtaking! And gorgeous reflections as well! Thanks as always for the history that you include! Superb post, Sam! And thanks, too, for your visit and comment, always appreciated! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  10. It has a rather rugged look to it. And it looks HUGE!

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  11. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place!

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

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  12. India looks incredible. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  13. The water must be very pure as the reflections have great clarity. I imagine serenity can easily be found here.

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful place ! Love the reflections so much

    Happy Watery Wednesday

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  15. It's amazing to see cell phone towers mixed with such a timeless structure. This is an amazing photo, Anthony!

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  16. So beautiful, so peaceful.

    Kay
    Alberta, Canada

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  17. lovely reflection, indeed

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  18. Fascinating site and great photography

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  19. Incredible - India! lol!


    Denise
    ABC Team

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  20. A very beautiful scene. I love the earth tone colors against the blue sky. Enjoy SWF.

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  21. What a magical other-worldly place! Magical shot!

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  22. Thank you Sylvia

    @ Larry
    Thanks

    @ lesley
    You are right.... this whole place is built on rocky mountains, pond and the temple on top are really huge

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  23. @ lotusleaf
    Thanks

    Thanks Tricia

    @ BraCom
    you are welcome Bram

    @ And Miles To Go...
    Thanks Bridget

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  24. @ photowannabe
    It sure is incredible, thanks for stopping by

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  25. @ aka Penelope
    well the water is not as pure/clean as it looks here,

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  26. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments Eden

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  27. @ Kay L. Davies
    Thanks

    @ Kala
    Thanks for stopping by Kala

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  28. @ Roger Owen Green
    Thanks for stopping by ROG

    @ TorAa
    Thanks :)

    @ mrsnesbitt
    thanks for stopping by Denise

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  29. Thanks Anne

    @ Linnea
    Thanks for stopping by

    @ Lindy MacDuff
    Thanks

    @ ladyfi
    thank you

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  30. Oh wow Anthony this is another master piece. Love the reflection too. Happy weekend!
    Scaly sky

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  31. Beautiful photograph! Love your viewpoint, and the reflection is amazing...:)

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  32. @ the imaginativetraveler

    Thanks

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  33. Magnificient place and great shot!

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    Thanks for sharing*******

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  34. @ Cildemer
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  35. did they build the temple on an island?

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  36. The HDR work is very good. Looks almost real, like the eye sees a sunny scene. Lovely.

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  37. Ah... melkote ...heavenly place !! check out our visit

    2 bikes , 2 riders , 300kms...

    http://theloapers.blogspot.com/2011/01/25-melkote-281110-place-melkote.html

    http://prabhukarthik03.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/25-melkote-281110/

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