Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday Challenge: Hard - Keshava Temple, Somnathpura, India - July 25, 2013


During my first long visit to India, my dear blogging friend, Shiju Sugunan, 
drove me down south to see Somnathpura and Mysore.  One of these days,
I am actually going to do a blog about both of these amazing places.

I chose one of the Keshava Temple ( also known as Somnathpura Temple )
buildings for my depiction of "hard".  Though carved of soapstone, a relatively
soft material ), the surface certainly felt hard to me.  The temple, which has
endured over 700 years, is one of the finest built in the Hoyasala style.





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10 comments:

  1. Such unusual looking architecture. Looks hard to me, too!

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    1. I really have to do a blog about the temple. I have so many amazing photos of it.

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  2. Beautiful "hard" building!

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    1. This is my third time in two years to spend several months in India. I'd love to get back down to Mysore and that area again but there is so much to see in this incredible country.

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  3. Lovely building! And it certainly looks hard to me.

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  4. Beautifully carved!!

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  5. Very beautiful choice for the theme.

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  6. Amazing carvings, very hard to do, so intricate. Please write about Kashava temple?

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  7. Oh,I have been to Mysore more than 10 years back.

    It is a place full of palaces.

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  8. What a beautiful architecture !

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