The Rock Fort Temple, in the town of Tiruchirapally (Trichy), India, is a combination of two famous 7th century Hindu temples, one dedicated to Lord Ganesh and the other dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located on top, and carved into, a huge rock in Trichy. The 83m high rock dates over 3 billion years ago, and is said to be predating Greenland and the Himalayas. We are told that the work of carving out the rock and associated temple construction took 300 men eleven years of effort.
To visit the temples was a big climb, up the 437 steps cut into the stone, to the top. But the view of the temple sitting gracefully at the summit of the rock formation was worth the effort.
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Noel_Byrne (24235) 2014-01-27 9:24
This is a beautiful and unique image, the red and white marks on the stairs makes this stand out so well, and the temple at the top is like the jewel on the crown. A fascinating place, and your composition has really brought out the best in the sense of depth and height, and in the perfect lighting.
All the best
pajaran (52030) 2014-01-27 10:01
Interesantan tekst o mestu sa hramom, i opisom ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano stepeniste i hram, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kontrast, lepa arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting article on the place of the temple, and a description ...
Good shot and perspective, nicely shown staircase and temples, beautiful colors.
Good work and contrast, beautiful architecture.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
dekanski (3262) 2014-01-27 11:39
Very unusual and interesting images! Pity because of that crowd of wires!
All the best!
Corry (4508) 2014-01-27 20:12
Très beau point de vue sur ce temple construit sur le rocher. L'escalier de couleur dirige le regard vers le sommet Bonne netteté de l'image. Bien fait.
Fis2 (85447) 2014-01-28 10:09
Good POV and colors.
I like the building on the left.
Greetings from Poland
Silvio1953 (122099) 2014-01-28 11:46
Ciao Satya, lovely composition with fantastic temples, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (106327) 2014-01-29 9:50
Intéressante note et présentation, une hauteur impressionnante du rocher avec le temple, les escaliers qui nous y mène, 437 marches, il faut le faire :-), j'aime ta présentation, les lumières et beaucoup de détails a voir
jemaflor (84659) 2014-01-29 10:48
Interesting and original view, well framed from this pov, good depth result, tfs.
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-29 12:42
Good evening Satya.
Good work, beautiful colors are very natural.
Greetings and all the best
kiks (11749) 2014-01-30 8:56
Thank you for the intersting note en for the photo. It is a peculiar place and the red/white stripes give an intersting effect. Such a pitty all the electricity cables disturbing the composition. Impossible to get het uit of the image. Only with PP!
wolf38 (31278) 2014-01-31 6:35
Hi Satya. Truly a successful composition. Your photo reminds me of my stay in this area a decade before. Well seen and realized. Informative text.
TRB (13755) 2014-02-03 5:30
Temples of India with a nice photo.
Perspective and excellent exposure.
Not with the information on a beautiful sharing.
Royaldevon (29509) 2014-02-04 14:41
This is a really well composed shot, where you have used the red and white striped pathway as a most attractive and effective lead up to the temple.
There is also a secondary lead to the gap between the two temples, which allows opportunity to explore the architecture of the second temple.
The details are sharp with a good dof.
Thank you for sharing this, it is somewhere completely new to me, Bev :-)
Sergiom (59956) 2014-02-08 6:10
Une belle image qui donne l'occasion au regard de partir dans deux direction différentes, une vers le haut et l'autre directement en face.Je crois bien que je partirais vers le haut.
macjake (56474) 2014-02-13 9:37
wow, thats an amazing piece of history!
can't believe its that old, wow.
really like the red and white stripes as it adds a piece of visual interest that we wouldn't expect.
great post for TE
ikeharel (57112) 2014-02-21 7:04
Chosen a great POV over the depth of the road, Satya, with the special rock on right, and a beautiful building on left.
Red and white painted stairs leads he view towards the temple atop.
In israel, red & white painted means no-parking zone.
I other traditions it doe's have a whole diff. meaning.
Nice taken photo, details shown clearly.
Have a nice weekend,
Miguel82 (23367) 2014-02-23 17:28
Sathya, I know that place in Tricky and you captured in one shot both tower and top hill temple, excellent hues, high resolution, it's generally crowded, good clarity, excellent hues, have a good start of week
SimoAle (644) 2014-02-26 6:36
conosco pochissimo l'India, la sua architettura e la sua storia ma credo che sia una terra molto affascinante. Singolare questo tempio costruito dal duro lavoro di uomini. Molto bello il tuo POV e interessante la nota.
jmdias (55345) 2014-03-04 12:18
curious architecture of these temples, they look more European than Indian seen from this angle. curious colors of these stairs. nice job. TFS.
yquem46 (38734) 2014-03-04 12:20
I remember this place thanks to the white and red stairs that I climbed to the top !
A good compo with natural colors
Indrasish (2853) 2014-03-07 22:38
Wonderful shot here.. I like the composition and the nice place.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done and thanks for the informative note..
Good morning and wish you all the best..
COSTANTINO (55440) 2014-03-10 11:10
Hello my dear friend
fascinating capture with those stairs in red and white
leading our eyes towards the temple at the top
interesting capture with excellent depth
I am impressed of the wires but generally
is a nice photo
serp2000 (39990) 2014-07-03 6:59
Hm, original combination of the old architecture and the rock. Thanks for this informative note, now I can understand what is this. Good technical quality, perfect DoF!
Greetings from Russia!