Jan 20, 2014

Photo Essay on Duttapara Temple, Joypur, West Bengal

See the previous post on Duttapara Temple: Facade of Dutta Para Temple, Joypur, West Bengal 

There are two triple arched entrances to the temple, one is moss grown, worn out at many parts and dark gray with negligence. Not all nine musicians on the arch are in good form. It is sad to see them in headless form.


I zoomed into the details of southern façade. Here are a series of photo of the terracotta panels.


Lord Krishna and Radha with gopinis. In the second row, there is "Rai Raja" Radha as king and Lord Ram, Sita and Hanuman.

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 War between Lord Ram and Ravan (right panel).


The battle between Arjun and Karna in Kurukshetra, Lord Krishna is the charioteer. (left panel)


The ‘many ages old’ door of the temple. Unfortunately the temple had closed after the daily payer rituals, but I found the door details interesting.


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47 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Indrani, amazing details on this temple. The musicians are cool, it is sad they are headless. Lovely series of photos, thank you for sharing your world. Have a happy week!

Sylvia K said...

Your photos and the details are fantastic, Indrani!! What an incredible temple!! Thanks as always for sharing with us!! Have a wonderful week!!

Renuka said...

Very interesting and intricate carvings!

TexWisGirl said...

even with weathering and wear, it is still beautiful.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures of the gorgeous carvings.

Icy BC said...

Fantastic photo essay! I love the details you've capture in each of your photo!

maryaustria said...

Wonderful and fascinating photos! Great!

Christian Weiß said...

A great place, I like the temples in India, it is uncredible how much work is done for such a relief.

EastCoastLife said...

Oh the poor musicians. I am captivated by the intricate carvings.

Pradeepa said...

Beautiful temple with intricate carvings. I love the detailed relief works. There are so many beautiful temples in our country which are in such sorry states due to poor maintenance.

राजीव कुमार झा said...

Fascinating article and photos.

ladyfi said...

Truly fabulous shots!

rupam sarma said...

Truly awesome, Thanks for sharing.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautifully photographed. Terracotta structures are a specialty of Bengal.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! what an architectural artwork ! Must have taken a long time to make all these little sculptures !

ashok said...

amazing!

Red Handed said...

it is beautiful!
How every carving has a story to tell!

Jeevan said...

Incredible details! Truly amazing photo series...

Karen said...

Wow, amazing detail!

Beloo Mehra said...

Stunning images! Great details. Thanks Indrani for sharing these.

Ashwini C N said...

Ancient architecture at its best. The Sculptures and the carvings always keep amazing me. Nice clicks :-)

George said...

You've got some marvelous photos of these fascinating carvings. The details are amazing.

Sougata Khan said...

This is a treasure. Like the close up shots. Please do that more often :)

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Oh the beauty of the carvings.I have never been to West Bengal yet….thanks for showing us some sites.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots and interesting information.

Arija said...

I find everything about the temple interesting, even the decay that speaks of ages past. Love that double frieze of merrymaking musicians and the horses.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Beautiful architecuture..Lovely snaps..

Bob Bushell said...

Superb structures, they are the best Indrani.

EG CameraGirl said...

How sad it's deteriorating!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Beautiful Clicks

aspiritofsimplicity said...

what a spectacular old building. the detail is just incredible.

DeniseinVA said...

A magnificent place Indrani, fantastic carvings.

Roland Theys said...

A magnificent place, splendid architecture!

NatureFootstep said...

don´t think I have seen this before. I very much like the door opening in the second shot.

amarnaik.com said...

beautiful pic of a great architecture.

Ankur Anand said...

just beautiful :)

Anita said...

At first I thought they are Navagrahas- then I saw 'musicians'. Wish we could preserve all our treasures well...

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Excellent sculpture ! and you've photographed them so well !Great work..

Preethi Venugopal said...

Such details... Thank you Indrani..Our temples are treasure houses of art and culture. These should be preserved at all costs..

namratakumari said...

The makers of the temple have put an extra effort upon the detail of the design. It's some Amazing beauty.

Paresh Kale said...

Great architecture and sculpting :-)

Beloo Mehra said...

Wonderful indeed!

AmitAag said...

A great post with very nice pics!

Tomichan Matheikal said...

Charming sculpture

Ankita Sinha said...

Lovely pictures as usual,I was wondering why are the figures in the war between ram and ravana,so happy n smiling ;)

Sindhu Devi K said...

Imagining the efforts of the artisans! Thanks for sharing these awesome clicks!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

nice closeup pics