Pictured above is the Bhimakali temple in the Himachali town of Sarahan around 180 kms. away from the capital city of Shimla. It is dedicated to Mother Goddess Bhimakali the presiding deity for the Bushahr rulers. Bhimakali is another manifestation of Parvati or Sati the divine consort of Lord Shiva.
Made of wood and stone the temple is a fine example of Himachali architecture. The carvings on the wood is magnificent. One strange fact is that unlike other temples in India, the deity is located on the uppermost tier of the temple. Devotees have to climb narrow wooden stairs to reach the top. Photography inside the temple is prohibited.
Thanks for having a look.
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dta (62842) 2014-03-01 0:55
Hello Sobbho ,
Outstanding architecture . Superbly framed in the perfect blue sky . Excellent exposure . We can appreciate many fine détails .
Graal (95343) 2014-03-01 1:31
interesting view of monumental temple. Construction like pagoda. Amazing details on the roof. Well done photo.
Have a nice WE.
Royaldevon (26429) 2014-03-01 1:33
Good Morning Subho,
This is a remarkable building, showing the characteristic features of the east. I'm so glad you were able to include a figure in your shot, for it confirms the scale.
You have exposed the shot well, so that the details are sharp and the colours true.
Have a great w/e,
serp2000 (37841) 2014-03-01 2:19
Wonderful architecture! It reminds me some unreal fairy tale decoration for cinema, for example. Impressive temple, thanks for presentation! TFS!
timecapturer (45095) 2014-03-01 2:47
Wow! what an impressive looking temple. You have captured its beauty and magnificence superbly in this amazing shot. Stunning!
Have a great weekend - B.
pajaran (48331) 2014-03-01 3:26
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o hramu, sa opisom ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitktura i detalji na fasadi, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lep trenutak sa svetlom koje je istaklo lepotu hrama.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting and good article on the temple with a description ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated impressive architecture and details on the facade, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful moment of light that pointed out the beauty of the temple.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
holmertz (36989) 2014-03-01 4:13
These are fantastic buildings of a kind I have rarely seen. There are many details of exceptional beauty and you found a very good POV for the photo. The colours are very well saturated and attractive.
Nicou (116138) 2014-03-01 5:33
quelle vue de ce temple superbe image et captage quel vague de toits et iamge sueprbe et ce rendu sur les façades une merveille ce bois quelle belle architecture et ensemble fantastique compo.
subhendu_bagchi (25240) 2014-03-01 6:56
a nice architecture shot here. I like how you presented it with such minimalistic approach. Excellent angle chosen. Very good colour depth. Good sharp picture with nice blue sky at top. An interesting and lovely composition. Tfs.
SnapRJW (29230) 2014-03-01 8:08
Hello Subho - What a magnificent temple this is and what I can see of the carvings rings true with your note. Beautiful clean work... I'd love to see this with my own eyes. Warm regards Rosemary
saxo042 (36902) 2014-03-01 8:17
Very beautiful buildings with an abundance of interesting details to enjoy! A very special kind of architecture and your picture here is very well taken, perfect sharpness and very attractive colours.
rychem (19383) 2014-03-01 8:55
This architecture of the temple is simply fantastic, splendid detailed and sharp photo, this temple looks really like a pagoda, very well done
Noel_Byrne (20682) 2014-03-01 8:59
Wow, what a place! This reminds me of palaces of ancient legends, as you say the carvings in the wood are fit for a Goddess. You captured this from an angle that the light has lightened beautifully, showing those carvings in wonderful relief. The shape of the buildings is fascinating too, something I would never see. Presented against this beautiful blue sky, this is a unique and magical place.
Thanks as always for sharing your world.
All the best
Silvio1953 (115815) 2014-03-01 11:30
Ciao Subho, great view of fantastic temple, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (81838) 2014-03-01 14:16
Curious architecture.Excellent frame and colors.
I like it.
lousat (72137) 2014-03-01 15:43
Hi Subho,the details of this pic are absolutely fantastic! You show us in the best way the magnificent decorations of this wooden temple,an original and unique architechture,so nice and so beautiful,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mcmtanyel (10392) 2014-03-01 20:39
This is a grand temple with great color management and excellent sharpness.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-03-02 0:18
a picturesque view with spectacular composition and beautiful architectural details, the POV is superb,
mirosu (12514) 2014-03-02 4:22
Another superb photo with such detail taken from an excellent viewpoint and beautifully clean emphasizing the quality of the wooden temple detail in a great way. Excellently exposed and good colour to finish off with a beautiful sky. Extremely great architecture masterpiece and a very accomplished shot.
Very well done
Wish you a very nice Sunday.
fabbs99 (15681) 2014-03-02 11:59
Nice image of the temple from Himachal Pradesh.Sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.TFS.
pierrefonds (54880) 2014-03-02 18:54
The tight frame is putting the temple in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the temple. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice dya.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-02 23:05
The temples of Himachal do have adorable architecture, and this is one of the best examples.
adramad (35251) 2014-03-03 8:01
Splendid image, showing us in great detail this unique and wonderful temple, fabulous woodworking their facades, the roof with the sort of varied compartments with elegant finishes, giving a beautiful set of volumes, is a little-known architecture for my , which I greatly enjoy this superb work.
Very nice range of colors.
Splendid sharpness and good light.
Happy start to the week.
All the best.
Cricri (101149) 2014-03-03 9:58
Une architecture particulière, une très belle composition sous une belle lumière, détails et couleurs, un côté vie avec la personne a la fenêtre
Angshu (54689) 2014-03-04 1:29
Good closeup of the fine temple, which I had marvelled seeing with my own eyes. The workmanship on wood is amazing & the typical Kinnauri style architecture is beautiful.
I am sure you know that the alternate wood and stone layers in buidling structures used typically in these areas is for earthquake resistance...
adidas5nb (4480) 2014-03-06 23:49
thanks for sharing this pic.reminds of my trip there.this temple has got great architecture and feel.nice pov,light and colors.
marina7 (8049) 2014-03-09 11:51
very beautiful work of art, and pictured against the perfect blue sky too:)The ochre hues create lovely contrast here... wish I could see this amazing edifice in person.
Thanks and all the best!
ourania (26236) 2014-03-11 14:13
the architecture is exquisite, it's elaborate and ethereal, your sharp and clear photo portrays it very well. There's a fine rhythm in your frame and the chromatic contrasts are wonderful. I also like very much the warmth and clarity of the light and the fine textures. The dark windows add an inviting sense of mystery and it's great that there's a person at one of them, a charming detail that offers scale too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,