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The Big Temple Tanjore - 7

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 7 May 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Another of the conduit - held by one of Lord Shiva's Bhootha GaNa( soldiers).He is holding a conch in his hand and blowing it. These Bhootha GaNaas are always portrayed as being short and chubby!!!
If you look carefully on the stone wall on either side of his head, you can see letters having been carved. Invariably, these talk about the history, lands / jewels given to the Temple etc. etc. Very very rarely one finds the names of the sculptors here.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Funny and beautiful

7 May 2013 5:08am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you Jypya:-)))

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The writing looks interesting, does it tell of the history too

7 May 2013 5:38am

@Doug: It does Doug. And a lot of other interesting current events of that time.

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bien vu ! Bonne journée

7 May 2013 6:30am

@jpla: Thank you jpla:-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Some more beautiful work!

7 May 2013 6:30am

@Steve Rice: Than you for the appreciation Steve:-)

swarnendu from habra,west bengal, India

good,but care about frame next time. good day.

7 May 2013 6:52am

@swarnendu: Thank you Swarnendu :-)I shall:-)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Beautiful and fanny;-))Haleja.

Happy ST to you ,my friends!

7 May 2013 7:10am

@Oiva: Thank you Oiva..yes they do look very funny!!!

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Very funny this sculpture with the conduit on the head. A superb detail, I like a lot.
Have a good day.

7 May 2013 7:12am

@gerard1948: Thank you Gerard...they are a funny lot but are supposed to guard the Temple !!!

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent idea

7 May 2013 7:51am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you Shaahin :-)

helys from Paris, France

Great DOF, shape, colors, details

7 May 2013 7:56am

@helys: Thank you Helys for the appreciation:-)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Un superbe détail!!! très intéressant!

7 May 2013 8:02am

@Martine: Merci Martine :-)

Chennai City from Chennai, India

Great details! BhÅ«tagana, meaning Shiva's army and they represent a host of spooks, hobgoblins and spirits who accompany Lord Siva. Some are said to dwell with him on Mount Kailasa. Many images of the Ganas and Bhutas found in temple sculptures. This picture shows the water conduit of sanctum sanctorum is being guarded by a Bootah Gana. Excellent composition, nice lighting and contrast, warm color and great notes. Nice Tanjore gallery. You may also include emperor Rajaraja Chola’s image. Thank you for the presentation. Regards

7 May 2013 8:44am

@Chennai City: Thank you Muthuswamy for adding on to the narration..Unfortunately I could not click RajaRaja:((( May be next time!!!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot and remarkable history carved in stone!

7 May 2013 9:16am

@Stephen: Thank you Stephen :-)

thami from Fez, Morocco

Cette statue a le ventre plus gros que les yeux!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

7 May 2013 11:15am

@thami: Merci Thami :-)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb details

7 May 2013 11:48am

@Jules: Thank you Jules :-)

Kate from United Kingdom

Beautiful detail, and yes he is chubby!!

7 May 2013 11:53am

@Kate: Thank you Kate..:-)))))

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

You have chosen a great POV - with soo many details and interesting architecture and sculptures - amazing frame. - Kind regards - yes, I like this series, Devi.
Kind regards Monika

7 May 2013 1:46pm

@Shiva: Thank you Monika..happy you like the series :-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Another beautiful image in this great series, Devi.
Wonderful composition and light. Lovely tones and excellent detail.
More to come ... Lovely presentation, Devi. Thanks ... :)

7 May 2013 4:32pm

@Sam: Thank yo very much Sam :))) A few more to come ....just a few more:-) May be next time, I should take more shots!! The floor was too hot in places and heat was getting terrible!!

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful, interesting details.

7 May 2013 5:22pm

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Ursula :-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful detail in this shot Devi! Nicely captured! ;-)

7 May 2013 6:10pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric :-)

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great details again!

7 May 2013 6:13pm

@Marilla: Thank you Marilla :-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a sweet little journey the last three posting have made . . nicely done, Devi.

7 May 2013 7:14pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Happy you are enjoying the journey Ronnie:-)

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Enchanting stone carving, beautifully done..

7 May 2013 7:58pm

@Ainsley: Thank you Ainsley:-)))))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec ce premier plan plat quelle compo et image fantastique cpatage.

8 May 2013 2:08pm

@Nicou: Merci Nicou :-)

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Fine architectural details

11 May 2013 9:52am

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