The Ekambareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram is one of the famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
This ancient temple has been in existence from around 600 AD and finds mention in 2nd century AD Tamil poetry. However, it was torn down and rebuilt in its present form by the Pallava Kings in 7th or 8th century AD. The Chola dynasty that came later also made several contributions to the temple.
The temple covers an area of over 40 acres. Reaching a height of 57 meters, the temple's Raja gopuram (the entrance tower to the temple) is one of the tallest in South India and was built by the Vijayanagar King, Krishnadevaraya.
This shot is taken from within the magnificent entrance and shows devotees coming in for the morning prayers.
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phwall (6785) 2009-04-22 2:54
Did you try another shot without the flash fill. Reason is, I think you've flattened the image too much using the flash. I'd like to have seen a lot more light and shade and a lot more contrast. For me the image is too flat and it looks a bit too wishy washy.
Fantastic location, the pattern on the floor looks similar to one of your earlier posts of the woman using the rice powder.
Nearly there but no cigar.
Regards my friend.
- Copyright: Sridhar Rao Chaganti (SridharRao75) (280)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 30 D, TAMRON AF 17-50mm F/2.8 Aspherical
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-21 3:22