More Stone Windows

Many of my readers like the theme Stone Windows. At their prompt, I went through my archives and found one more photograph., a stone window from the Dharmeswarar Siva temple from Manimangalam (near Tambaram) taken about 11 years ago.

A recent visit to the Thirupparuthikundram Jain Temple in Kanchipuram added another carved stone window.

A stone window, Dharmeswar Temple, Manimanagalam

A stone window, Dharmeswar Temple, Manimanagalam

Manimanagalam is about 10 Kms from Tambaram on the Mudichur Padappai route. This was the theatre of the Pallava- Chalukya war of 7th C CE. The temple is believed to have been built by the Chozhas.

Here is one from the Thiuruparuthikundram Jain Temple from Jina Kanchi, Kanchipuram. this temple resembles a Hindu temple in architecture but the murals and idols are definitely Jain.

A carved knotted stone window from Jain temple at Thiruparuthikundram, Jin Kanchi

A carved knotted and braided stone window from Jain temple at Thiruparuthikundram, Jina Kanchi

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