I captured this beautiful temple(Hanseswari) in the 3rd week of July, 2009. It was a casual visit and not far from my house. The sky was very clear and helped me to get a beautiful background.
Hanseswari temple is a Hindu Temple of goddess Kali in the town of Banshberia at Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal. It has a distinctive architecture different from the usual pattern present in this area, consisting 13 minars or Ratnas, each built as a blooming lotus bud. The inner structure of the building resembles human anatomy. It was started by Raja Nrisingha Deb Mahasay and later completed by his widow wife Rani Sankari. The word “Hong” is pronounced at the time of breathing out whereas the word “S-a-a” is uttered at the time of breathing in. “Hong” manifests “Shiva” and “S-a-a” represents “Mother Shakti”
The temple is now taken over as a heritage site by the Archaeological Survey of India.
with best wishes to all.
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pajaran (60131) 2014-08-09 1:47
Interesantan tekst o hramu sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa belim oblacima, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article on the temple with a description ...
Good time recording, and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and details on the facade.
Good work, nice captured moment with white clouds, beautiful colors.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
ikeharel (70795) 2014-08-09 2:16
Good afternoon Swapan,
Marvelous 10 same-pattern turrets (and assuming some more on the back not seem on photo), built atop the temple in shite.
Excelent photo under partly cloudy day, on a corner POV that show well the edifice and the surrounding garden.
Also seen as a meticulousely cared garden.
Impressive location, yet most attractive.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (31008) 2014-08-09 2:17
this is a beautiful temple and unlike any I have ever seen, it seems to be like a beautiful mixture of Indian style with a touch of European fairytale castle and Russian orthodox. How great to have a place like this close to Home. You have taken this from a fine angle to show all of the towers highlighted against the blue sky.an excellent and intriguing architectural post, thanks for sharing
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-09 2:51
This temple has a truly unique and original design with all these fantastic towers and decorations!
Excellent presentation executed with very good sharpness and light management. Like it!
Have a nice day!
marabu61 (10917) 2014-08-09 3:15
Quite an unusual architecture for a Hindi temple, isn't it?
But having said that, it is beautiful and the light is gorgeous under a very pleasing sky.
have a great weekend
npecanhuk (75156) 2014-08-09 4:54
Very interesting and attractive temple!
Beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all very good photo qualities that I really enjoy!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
vishaal (1042) 2014-08-09 4:55
Interesting architecture. Excellent contrast of the temple against the white clouds and the blue sky. Good ponit of view for the shot. Nice frame also.
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-09 7:35
I like this beautiful temple!
The colours and composition are superb!
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-09 10:50
This is a fine capture of this interesting architecture. The muted lighting yields good detail and color. The sky is great and provides a fine backdrop for the shot.
cornejo (41839) 2014-08-09 11:04
Hi Swapan, nice shot of this interesting church, beautifully captured in this interesting picture with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
dcole (281) 2014-08-09 17:53
This temple has beautiful architecture and I really enjoy how you've captured it. Excellent sharpness, colors and angle of view. Well done!
lousat (90780) 2014-08-10 1:44
Hi Roy,this architechture is truly unique and original! A mix by a french castle and a indian temple,truly interesting this post,very well done with a perfect choice of point of view and fine detail everywhere,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
williewhistler (16394) 2014-08-10 9:33
this is the most interesting of buildings with many interesting architectural details that you have portrayed beautifully in a well considered composition,an interesting note to accompany a nicely exposed photograph.
Best regards Les.
jhm (152314) 2014-08-10 9:42
These picture is extraordinarily big, but the towers make these picture wonderful.
We get excellent depth and perspective with these building also lovely architecture.
Colours and presentation are very well.
Excellent composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
jemaflor (96849) 2014-08-10 23:42
Interesting architecture well framed from a good pov, light is well managed for the temple even the strong light on the white clouds was difficult to take.
danos (97529) 2014-08-12 3:48
very nice hte view as the presentation of this beautiful temple with the overwrought architectural style to steal the show.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
fotka (4369) 2014-08-12 6:35
You got perfect day for this beautiful shot.
Wonderful tempo with so many minarets nicely composed with the blue-white sky in the BG.
jmdias (64026) 2014-08-12 17:48
in some aspects the shapes of this temple looks more like a russian castle than the idea we have of architecture in india. marvelous shapes and details presented here. TFS.
Graal (102752) 2014-08-12 23:41
very nice architecture of temple. It's like orthodox church. Good shot and presentation here. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
PiotrF (16922) 2014-08-13 11:22
Very interesting architecture. I like very good framing, nice color and quality,sharpness and light. Good picture.
Periko (5156) 2014-08-13 23:49
Strange and nice architecture. Perfect focus and a favorable sunny day for your capture.
dekanski (5182) 2014-08-14 11:37
Based on the tumbnail I thought it was a Russian church (such tops remind them on onions). Really unusual. Lovely notes.
emka (96603) 2014-08-16 23:29
Very interesting presentation of this hindu temple. Strange, but it reminds me Orthodox churches with these many towers but of course the shape of the "domes" is quite different. Excellent picture.
WArm regrads Malgo
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-18 3:44
Very interesting temple. Original architecture. Good perspective. Wonderful light and bright. Excellent composition. Original picture. Well done!
mohammad_H (9904) 2014-08-20 2:14
Masterpieces of Photography Very beautiful landscape, crystal clear picture and excellent clarity, unsurpassed Attractive background Eye-catching and pleasant. Good day
Fis2 (96849) 2014-08-21 12:29
I like POV and composition.
Excellent light and sharpness.
Very impressive colors.
Greetimgs from Poland!
Miguel82 (27674) 2014-09-04 5:52
Splendid temple Swapan, uncommon architectural style, high resolution