Friends

Guardians

Being guardians of temples for ages now would surely have turned these from colleagues to friends

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Heritage

Sculpture on mantap pillar

Seen at Chitradurga Fort, a well-known site in Karnataka (the state where I live) with quite a history, and associated with legends in the Mahabharata, an epic dating back centuries before our time..

The Road Taken

Nandi
I feel that the photos that I get to click on the road to my destination turn out better than the ones from the actual destination. Maybe it’s because of the thrill of having found more moments to treasure! 🙂

This sculpture of Nandi in a regal pose, on the way to Lepakshi temple, made for ample photography opportunities..

Opposites

Opposites
Look at these two. I don’t know what game they’re playing, but one of them seems really grumpy and so done with the whole thing, while the other seems really cheerful and chirpy!! 🙂

Curves and carvings

Sculpture curves
Nary a straight line here! 🙂

Walls in temples are usually covered in small, hand-sculpted carvings like these. Sometimes, their details are just astounding.

Clicked at Lepakshi temple, India..

Faces

Faces
One (no, three, actually 🙂 ) of the serene faces at the Bayon temple at Angkor Thom, Cambodia. These faces are carved on all four sides of the towers of the temple. They look at the tourists in solemn silence, as we look upon them captivated by their gentle smiles..