May 23, 2008

Temples in Devanahalli

Weekend at Devanahalli.

The small town inside the strong walls of Devanahalli fort is dotted with many temples. The Venugopalaswamy temple is one of the oldest here. The sculpture in this temple is said to be comparable to the temples of Belur and Halebid. The courtyard is spacious; the walls of the temple depict various scenes from Ramayana, and the pillars have beautiful statues carved on them.







I was disheartened to find that the temples are not maintained well at all. Now that the international airport is coming up there, I wish the Government would set aside some fund for the maintenance of these temples. Temples there are dedicated to Ranganatha, Chandramouleshwara and many other Gods and Goddesses.





There are many other new temples coming up and in a few months after all the paintings of these temples are completed, it is going to be more colorful.




21 comments:

evlahos said...

a great set. amazing structures so many details to see. and interesting info

backpakker said...

lovely sculptures..I somehow personally dont like the temples being painted ..
Lakshmi

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

I am with backpakker there - I prefer the natural stone colouring, especially on the towers.

Terrific pictures, as usual, and a nice post. The temples do need to be taken care of and maintained well.

Geneva said...

I enjoyed these very much! Thank you for sending me the link!

Napaboaniya said...

I agree that these temples should be maintained to be in tip top condition all the time :) They're beautiful architecturals with rich culture.

Indrani said...

Thanks Vlahos... I am glad you found it interesting.

Thanks Lakshmi and Raji... I guess the new temple tops are of concrete and no longer carved out of stones, that is why they are colored.

Thanks Kelly... Welcome to my blog.

Thanks Elaine... I am touched by your concern and appreciation.

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

great! They look lovely!

Sarge Charlie said...

these are great, thanks for your visit

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Kat said...

As usual, you've covered the
Devanahalli temples scenario, so
well.... with lens and write-up.

Kings then took care of temples
and its maintenance.... Sigh..
tho' we have a dept. in Govt. for
this, much needs to be done.

Some benevolent soul need to take
the lead, to raise funds and take
care of the temples.

GMG said...

Great pictures of some beautiful places; some more to add to my already long must see list...
Shame that the temples are not well maintained...
Have a great week!
Blogtrotter

Indrani said...

Thanks Lakshmi.

Thanks Sarge Charlie.

Thanks Kat... you are right.

snippets said...

hope proper maintenance will be started soon; am sure it will look great when it's all done!

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Pradeep said...

Never knew there were many such interesting things in Devanahalli. Now with that place turning to the hub, more people are going to flock there...

ScroochChronicles said...

I saw a similar temple in Singapore and I was awed by the amazing detail. I'd love to visit this place someday too..

Carver said...

Those are wonderful photographs of the temples. I'm sorry they aren't maintained well, hopefully they will be soon.

Bela said...

this are just amazing.

mine is up. hope you can check it out.

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Sweeta said...

Beautiful series of temple shots. love the structures!

genny said...

Thats an amazing shots and place too. Happy WS!

Jeanne said...

they are great....!!!

check out my ws entry here

Midas said...

These are spectacular! I enjoyed looking at them.