Karnataka's Khajuraho - Bagali in Monochrome

 The "Kalleshwara Temple" in Bagali is considered to be one amongst the most unique temples of India. One of the rarities of this temple is the presence Rathi and Manmatha (Goddess and God of Love) as Dwarapalakas. This temple was built in the 10th Century AD by the Chalukyas and  later developed by the Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar Kings. There are 62 erotic sculptures on the outer wall of the temple and thus referred to as Karnataka's Khajuraho. Do enjoy the pictures in Monochrome and a short video about this temple (Courtesy TV9 via You tube).
Rathi and Manmatha 
The Kalleshwara Temple Complex
The Kalleshwara Temple
Kalyani and the Keerthistambha
Meticulously Carved Door Frame
Pillared Alley
Ceiling Carving
Lord Brahma , Eshwara and Vishnu (Top row) and Gajalakshmi (Bottom row)
Impressive Lintel Carving
Killing of King Hiranyakaship 
Erotica

 


Comments

  1. First of all, I love your new header! Beautiful! And what a fascinating and intriguing temple this is!! Your wonderful country and its history never fail to amaze, enchant and delight me! Thank you for sharing as always.

    Sylvia

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  2. I really like the monochrome photos of this fascinating temple. They do a great job of conveying the age and beauty of this ancient temple.

    I also like the butterfly in your header.

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  3. beautifully captured and enhanced by the monochromatic display

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  4. Beautiful carvings and nice photography. Waiting for the details.

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  5. beautiful captures. especially love the dated look you have given with the black & white, and also, really love the pillared hall....

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  6. Intricate architecture, so beautifully captured and unique wonderful presentation! Eagerly awaiting for the next part to know more.

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  7. the black n white capture is giving the temple a surreal feel
    loved the pillared alley

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  8. Those are some beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Great, I had no idea of this temple.

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  10. Thanks for sharing info on this temple! I didn't know about this place at all!

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  11. Beautiful captures as always Dhiraj. The black and white makes it more beautiful.
    Amazing architecture and carvings.

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  12. Thanks for showing this wonderful temple, the black and white photographs are great.
    Also love the pretty butterfly in your header photo.

    Happy day
    Carolyn

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  13. I enjoyed these shots very much and I think they work so well in monochrome.

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  14. very informative post with beautiful B&W pictures...

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  15. Beautiful! Some of the photos look like old postcards.

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  16. Wow! So many gorgeous temples!!Especially I like the third photo of the Kalleshwara Temple.
    The image of the bird's eye is wonderful. My eyes are also drown to your new header. What a beautiful butterfly!
    Have a great weekend.
    RedRose Tomoko

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  17. Excellent stuff... Waiting for the details and route map..

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  18. the black and whites give it a classic touch :)

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  19. I loved these snaps!! Especially the "Pillared Alley". Classic!!!

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  20. Nice work with B&W photos. Waiting for the details

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  21. beautiful pics
    thanks for zoom pics

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  23. These monochromes are brilliant and so is your blog header .Sorry for not coming here earlier ,I am experiencing a lot of trouble with my current internet connection .
    Have a wonderful weekend .

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  24. the monochromes are very nice...some of them are really wonderful....and the temple is intriguing too...

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  25. Amazing! Great presentation of details.

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  26. Never heard of this one. Where exactly in karnataka is this temple?

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  27. Heya¡­my very first comment on your site. ,I have been reading your blog for a while and thought I would completely pop in and drop a friendly note. . It is great stuff indeed. I also wanted to ask..is there a way to subscribe to your site via email?


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  28. Nice One...Thanks for Sharing...

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  29. Beautiful pictures. Loved your blog. I am from Karnataka too but havent visited this place. I am blogrolling you. Nice to find a blog highlighting Karnataka's places.

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  30. Quite unique. Had not heard of this earlier !

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