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#ChennaKeshava temple, Belur is an enviable piece of temple architecture of the mighty HOYSALAS. Commisioned by Vishnuvardhan in 1117 CE built over a century. Dedicated to Vishnu, it literally means handsome or beautiful #Keshva !
Surrounded by minor shrines & temples.
#ChennaKeshava, the main temple facing the Gopuram is 178 by 158 feet on a platform or #Jagati about 3 ft high.
Gopuram is a later addition of 17 ce in its present form.
#Shalabhanjikas or Shilabalika on the eaves of the temple are an absolute marvel. These are feminine figures holding a tree branch. Literally means "breaking Saal tree branch".
38 of the 40 have survived. The details are amazing.
@maidros78
@vajrayudha11
@ReclaimTemples
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Beyond the Veil - The #Ayyappan Sankalpa — A Long Thread !
The #SabarimalaTemple is many centuries-old and hosts an ancient deity, Sastha — #Ayyappan the main Vigraha (idol) of the temple, the deity is worshipped in the form of a Naishtika Brahmachari
This temple is not a prayer hall but is an energy centre; the Vigraha of #Ayyappan is not the representation of a God who is omnipresent, but as a source of energy (Chaithanya) from a mystical dimension.
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
#Hinduism
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First pit-stop on my #ExploreUP journey, Bhitargaon in #Kanpurdehat. Amidst squalor, in a village seemingly over-run by a combo of buffaloes & pigs, stands what may be north India's oldest existing temple. This brick temple dedicated to Vishnu dates to Gupta period, 6th century.
#ExploreUP: Having read abt a Lodi-era tomb at #Kalpi, #Jalaun dist, I expected it to be in line with the octagonal Lodi-Sur era tombs elsewhere in India. It turned out to be quite different. Locals call it the Chaurasi (84) gumbad.
#ExploreUP: The tomb @ #Kalpi, was described as that of a 'Lodi Badshah'. Aware that of the three Lodi rulers, two buried in Delhi & third in #Panipat, was puzzled abt the Kalpi person. Turns out to be a brother of Ibrahim named Jalaluddin who propped himself as ruler for a while
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