Monday, February 8, 2016

Poetry in Stone - 29

This is twenty-ninth in the series on the rich cultural heritage of ancient temples in India. The ancient temples are richly carved and each of the carvings surpass each other in their mastery. 



Inside the Kailasa Temple of Ellora surrounding the maim shrine there is a pillar courtyard. This courtyard has several panels depicting various legends of Shiva and Vishnu.



In this courtyard there is a gallery of twelve panels depicting Shiva legends. On these panels there are Shiva and Parvati in various attitudes.



On the external wall of Mallikarjuna Temple, Basaralu there is a beautiful sculpture of Karthikeyan on peacock.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Ooty Rose Garden - Purple Rose

There are many roses of different colors and sizes at the Government Rose Garden at Ooty



They differ from each other with very minute differences. One of them is in purple color here.