Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My World Tuesday- Ikkeri

After crossing the Sharvati in the barge, we visited the historic temple at Ikkeri. Built in the 16th century, this granite temple has some beautiful carvings.

Granite elephants like this are found at the entrances of most of the temples around here.
The temple for Shiva is built in the Dravidian style in serene surroundings. It is 3 kilometres from the town of Sagar, where we stayed.
Chennamma, the 17th century chieftain of this place, and a woman of great valour , is famous for defying the Moghuls in their expansionist schemes. She gave shelter to Rajaram, the son of the famous Marattha king Shivaji, when he was fleeing the Moghuls. She is still remembered fondly as an able and kind ruler .
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13 comments:

  1. Marvelous post/history and photos of such beautiful temple! Hope you have a beautiful day!

    Sylvia

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  2. Wonderful post. The temple is so beautiful and I love the carvings.

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  3. How beautiful! I wish we had the kind of history and old buildings that you have there. It must be so neat to walk around the same places that people from hundreds ago did too.

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  4. Loved the glimpses into our history. Beautiful pictures, too.

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  5. New to me, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wow - what gorgeous old carvings!

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  7. This is a beautiful temple.I have been here.

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  8. Beautiful and majestic temple.

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  9. Fascinating old temples. I love the granite elephant--exquisite!

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  10. Very well photographed. Just the right detail.

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  11. It's really magnificent. The carvings are really great.

    Cher
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