Jan 26, 2012

Nandi at Lepakshi

The statue of Nandi in Lepakshi, 120kms from Bangalore.



Statue of Nandi (the bull) is usually found at the entrance to the temple of Lord Shiva in a sitting posture. This one is one of the few colossal forms of Nandi. It is cut from a single granite stone measuring fifteen feet high and twenty seven feet long. The features have been sculpted with lot of care and the details though worn out a bit look good. It was built in the mid-16th century by Viranna and Virupanna, Vijayanagara governors of Penukonda, now in Andhra Pradesh.

23 comments:

Sridharan said...

Beautiful..! I've been to this place..!

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Fantastisch liebe Indrani!

Vielen Dank und liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such beautiful blue skies and the perfect backdrop for the statue of Nandi!! Wonderful captures for the day as always, Indrani! Happy SWF! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Denise said...

It still looks magnificent even after all these years. Thank you Indrani, fantastic photos.

ewok1993 said...

that is an imposing sculpture.

have a lovely weekend.

Pretty Life Online said...

great post for skywatch... Have a great weekend ahead!!! Hoping you can visit @ my little corner.

Kim, USA said...

These place is pretty!

SWF

Jim said...

It's wonderful.

Genie said...

The blue skies behind the sculpture make for beautiful shots. This looks to really be a huge one. Amazing. genie

George said...

This is a very impressive sculpture. The detail remaining after all these years is amazing. The sky in your second photo is beautiful as well.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful sky view!

My Skywatch. Have a nice weekend!

Arundhati said...

Oh, this is quite close Bangalore! Added to my list :)

Gattina said...

What a beautiful sculpture !
love the details, and it has such a sympathic face !

ladyfi said...

Utterly charming!

eileeninmd said...

It is an amazing statue, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend and Happy skywatching!

arabesque said...

interesting how a statue like this can have so much history.
from afar, it almost looks like the Sphinx.
the details are very nice too.
happy weekend Indrani. ^0^

SueAnn said...

Wow! Awesome sculpture
Hugs
SueAnn

Carver said...

What a great stature and the blue sky is the perfect backdrop for it.

Y. Ikeda said...

Oh my... It's made of single stone! It's so fascinating and I love the color of the sky.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Yoshi

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Jessica said...

Wow, I would love to see this. Thanks for sharing :)

R Sudhir Kumar said...

The second one is so beautifully composed!

Onkar said...

Beautiful photos