These are almost 1000 years old unique monolithic rock cut temples in Masroor, Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh. These are a group of 15 temples which survived massive earthquake in 1905 in Kangra Valley, though the earthquake has damaged quite a lot portion of these temples. There are no known inscriptions in the temple and no written records about it. The design and planning of these temples is in Nagara Style of Hindu Temple architecture with intricate carvings on the walls.In the front of these temples, there is a rectangular water tank offering a beautiful reflection of the whole structure. The temple complex offers an spectacular view of Dhauladhar mountain range. A must to see place for Historians.
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ikeharel (78343) 2014-06-29 5:24
An amazing location, a heaven for photographers, Manisha.
Chosen the perspective at an outstanding point, with a reflection of the rock-temple on the calm & green water surface.
Outlines of the carved shrine are immaculate in clarity and impressive sight.
DOF and people on side, gave good scale to appreciate.
Have a nice new week ahead,
Angshu (56760) 2014-06-29 6:58
A nice postcard from Masroor...
Do you know this temple is called a possible precursor to the famous Angkor Vat? Its an enigma yet not solved...I had posted a picture long time ago, which you can find here
rychem (42658) 2014-06-29 8:46
Very interesting note, it is a documentary photo and at the same time an excellent shot, great clarity and sharpnes, perfect reflections
Cricri (125904) 2014-06-30 19:56
Une note très intéressante sur cette composition extraordinaire de ces temples rocheux, bonne utilisation des reflets mis en avant plan, netteté et lumière excellente, belle et intéressante présentation
Graal (103038) 2014-07-01 2:32
interesting place and presentation. I like the symmetric composition. Unusual temples in rock. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
shreya2000 (2799) 2014-07-05 23:40
Interesting picture taken by you. The temple is very strangely built up. I like the colours of the temple.
- Copyright: Manisha Jain (ManishaJain) (292)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-29 5:01