Sunday, March 27, 2016

Kanchipuram;this temple city is a must visit if you like temple architecture, Part II

Varadharaja Vishnu temple Kanchipuram
In continuation to my earlier post on Kanchipuram, the temple city of Tamil Nadu, India, here are the fourth and fifth temples (out of the five beautiful temples that depict the time periods and sects).These pictures are courtesy Soma Jha: 

4) Varadharaja Perumal Vishnu Temple- This temple was built during the Chola regime and later the Vijaynagar kings added the magnificent 100 pillared hall. The hall has sculptures depicting scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharatha. This temple is one of the masterpieces of the Vijayanagara architecture.


Varadharaja sculptures on the walls of the temple
Stone chain at the Varadharaja temple

5) Thiruparruthikundram Jain temple: The Trilokyanathar Jain Temple was built in 1387. This temple is known for its beautiful paintings. These paintings were done much later... in the 17th century.

Varadharaja Perumal temple sacred tank
Thiruparruthikundram Jain temple


Paintings at the Trilokyanathar Jain Temple 
Paintings at the Trilokyanathar Jain Temple 


2 comments:

Paresh Kale said...

Awesome !

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Beautiful place and also the pics.