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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Horizontal arrays of sculptures- Beauty of Hoysala Architecture

The sculptures in horizontal arrays at the base of the temple is another unique feature of Hoysala temple architecture .
When I had been to Keshva temple at Somanathpura, I captured the sculptural beauty. The base is star shaped , and on top of the different sculptures in arrays:
The top row has beautiful sculptures of peacocks,
The second row is a imaginary animal. The guide told its combination of pig and rhino:
The third row is warriors on chariot :
And finely carved vine and floral designs:
The guide told us , if its observed carefully, no two sculptures are same in design. That shows the skill of the artists. I could observe some more interesting features in this architecture. Will share about in coming posts.
About another unique feature , beautiful carvings on ceilings  , you can read in my previous post. 
 
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana

7 comments:

  1. Great pics ranjana ... I have been there too and loved it immensely :)

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  2. Yes those are really wonderful to look at, capture and study!

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  3. I dream of visiting these places I have only seen when I was in Primary school. Nice pictures!!

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