Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Orissa, India. The caves are situated on two hills Udayagiri and Khandagiri, mentioned as Kumari Parvat in Hathigumpha inscription and face each other across the road. They have a number of finely and ornately carved caves. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out huge residential blocks for the Jain monks, during the reign of King Kharavela. Udayagiri meaning Sunrise Hill, has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves.
This is at udaygiri.
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Sonata11 (33283) 2012-02-26 10:18
what amazing architecture. The composition of it is very attractive and marvelous you share with us. Fabuolus photo. I love it. Great job.
All the best and have a nice afternoon,
cargus (8461) 2012-02-26 12:26
Une scène intéressante de l'architecture antique, magnifiques couleurs , image claire
et bien fait.!!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-27 2:45
This monolithic monument is spectacular. The composition is good with the inclusion of trees. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (99364) 2012-02-27 3:03
I have been trying for ages to try and critique this. When I click it on your home page it kicks me out of TL. Tried clicking on an existing critique & it seems to have worked. Anyway, well framed nice warm colors of yellow red & interesting ruins. Perhaps a slight cw rotation? Tfs!
timecapturer (49286) 2012-02-27 3:39
I love the warm tones and textures in this wonderful composition. It looks like a great place to explore and your excellent capture enhances the desire to step in and do just that. A perfect execution and tantalising presentation.
Have a great week - regards Brian.
Cricri (107360) 2012-02-27 11:21
Intéressante composition de ce monument historique, bien cadrer avec l'arbre, la netteté et les couleurs douces, bonne note explicative
Fis2 (86357) 2012-02-29 3:47
Witaj na TE Dibyendu!
A very curious place.
Good colors and composition.
Photo is tiltedto theleft ;)
bayno (18342) 2012-02-29 18:13
I'd like to visit Orissa, excellent your photo, the tones are very beautiful and this old temple is very interesting...
greetings from Goa,
vasilpro (40933) 2012-03-01 12:42
Wonderful composition, interesting archaeological place, excellent details and clarity, very good sharpness, beautiful colors, TfS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
shevchenko (19351) 2012-03-04 18:19
Good frame to show an unique old temple, I wonder that people in ancient age are always like to built temple into the rocky mountains, seem it is not an easy work to carve the stones, interesting composition, thanks for sharing.
Angshu (55942) 2012-03-04 19:59
You created a nice lead-in to the cav with the stone stairs & framed well with the rock on the right. Nice work!
TopGeo (38204) 2012-03-05 6:52
what amazing architecture. The composition of it is very attractive and Very beautiful photo, excellent subject, wonderful, peaceful place! great composition and framing, great perspective! Excellent light management, wonderful colours
Silvio1953 (123689) 2012-03-06 3:21
Ciao Dibyendu, great view of fascinating architeture, splendid clarity and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (56219) 2012-03-14 2:42
curious temple mixed with cave, I liked the lines of architecture, the compo is well iluminated and framed. nice details. TFS.
danyy (0) 2012-03-16 7:49
Document intéressant sur l'histoire de la vie en ces lieux, l'art subtil de profiter du terrain et des roches, pour s'appuyer dans les constructions.
J'aime beaucoup cette palette d'orangés qui se mêle bien avec la végétation bien verte.
maloutim (9637) 2012-03-20 12:42
All these rocks remind me a little of my stay in Hampi, although I didn't see any cave-dwellings over there.
Great composition and good management of colours ans sunlight.
There is just a little tilt towards the left, which I will post in WS, when ùmy allowance comes back tomorrow.
Hope you like it.
pierrefonds (57563) 2012-04-24 4:38
The distance between the step and the entrance of the cave is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the entrance. It is leaning to the left a slight rotation would correct the situation. The afternoon light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (16495) 2012-10-24 5:32
The Rocky Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves present a great view.The picture is perfectly good on its composition, details, colors, atmosphere and quality.Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards and Happy Dashami to you and your family
daddo (24420) 2012-11-12 1:01
Namaste Dibyendu. Fascinating note and photo. How hard they must have worked, yet making sure that they did not injure or kill any lizards or insects.The steps are straight but the building is leaning somewhat. Regards. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Dibyendu Chakraborty (hidibyendu) (871)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANNON EOS 550D
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-26 10:08