An unforgettable local bus journey from Tanjore got me to Gangoikondacholapuram, the capital of the Cholas. Amongst the ruins, stands this magnificent temple. Must admit, it was all worth travelling 100kms from Tanjore, changing three buses and interacting with the local commuters. Though I couldn’t understand the language but the warmth was felt none the less.
Built in the 11th century, Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple is an architectural work of genius. Located at Thanjavur (Tanjore) in Tamil Nadu, Gangaikondacholapuram can be reached easily through regular buses that are available from the main towns and cities of Tamil Nadu. In the early 11th century, the temple got built by Rajendra Chola, who was the son and successor of Rajaraja Chola. The voluptuous temple stands next to the famous Brihadisvara temple at Tanjore. Gangaikonda Cholapuram is regarded as the reproduction of Brihadisvara Temple that was built by Rajaraja Chola, father of Rajendra Chola. Gangai Konda Cholapuram was erected to outshine the temple made by the father. The temple is renowned for having the biggest Shivalingam in the Southern part of India.
More details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangaikonda_Cholapuram
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tatadalou (6749) 2011-06-12 12:54
I'm surprised anybody has let a comment on your picture. Good sharpness and light management. The use of a wide angle adds some personality. I like the line of palm trees on the left.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-06-12 22:36
nice architectural temple...like the POV,exposoure controlled with a good light management...sharpness also good...bt horizon line is tilted...overall gd snap...
abmdsudi (45668) 2011-07-10 22:12
Love to see your perfectly planned composition and pov with the elements superbly detailed. A breath taking landscape in rich colors and subtle side light with the long shadows smoothly taking the eyes through to main focal. Love the textures and the eyecatching sole, an excellent focal to anchor the eyes in. Superb image in fabulous tones and a wonderful blue sky creating a stunning contrast. Those wonderful coconut trees provide a natural framing. This is such an elegant capture, thanks to your effort and interesting infor note. Well done.
bayno (18344) 2011-08-20 6:24
Ciao Anupam, a excellent POV, I really like the prospect of palm trees, very nice even the light that illuminates the beautiful temple, have a nice weekend, valter
Miguel82 (26242) 2012-06-19 11:18
A very famous Tamil temple!
I like to see the giant coconut trees here
Sharp picture, fine colors, contrast and light
- Copyright: Anupam Deb (anupam06) (769)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-11
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 450D (Digital Rebel XSi), Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/16, 1/50 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Indian temples and architecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-12 8:52