Stone Windows

As we are approaching the New Year, we may like to look through the window to see what to expect in 2018. Similarly, we may also look through the window to see our past events and experiences. So, I thought, the theme of this post could be ‘Windows from various monuments’.

stone window Kailasanathar temple Kanchipuram

stone window Kailasanathar temple Kanchipuram

Kailasanatha temple built in 7 C.CE by Rajasimha Pallava is perhaps the oldest temple in Kanchi.

An ornate stone window in Jwarahareswara temple, Kanchipuram

An ornate stone window in Jwarahareswara temple, Kanchipuram

 

Another window at Jvara hareswara temple, Kanchi

Another window at Jvara hareswara temple, Kanchi

The Jura hareswara temple at Kanchipuram is a Chola temple of the 10th C.CE. It is a comparitively small temple. Though situated on the main road in the city, one may miss this unless you are looking out for it.

carved window in Mukteswar temple, Bhubaneswar

carved window in Mukteswar temple, Bhubaneswar

The 10th Century Mukteswar temple in Bhubaneswar is one of the temples which started a new trend in Kalinga temple architecture.

The carved window viewed from the opposite side.

The view from through the opposite window.

Parasurameswara temple, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Parasurameswara temple, Bhubaneswar Odisha

Parasurameswara temple, Bhubaneswar Odisha

Built in the 7th century, Parasurameswara temple is one of the oldest surviving temples in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Note this artistic window where the louvres are designed around the dancers.

Another window from the same temple is below.

Parasurameswara temple, Bhubaneswar,Odisha

A carved stone window from Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar,

A carved stone window from Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar,

The 11th Century Rajarani temple in Bhubaneswar is noted for some exquisite carvings.

 

Aihole temple

Temple window in Aihole, Karnataka

 

[Watch this space. I shall be updating with more images]

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