Pictured here is a part of the Panchadharala temple, the temple with five (pancha) streams (dhara).
The Panchdharala temple complex in the village of Dharapalem is situated 50 km south of the city of Vizag (Vishakhapattanam), in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva as the main deity.
It is reported that the temple was constructed before 12th century AD making it almost 1000 years old.
A unique and intriguing feature of the temple complex is the presence of five separate perpetual streams of water that receive their supply from an underground spring and discharge into a kind of pool through beautifully sculpted stone spouts (photo in WS). The water was cool, clean and fresh and is extensively used by the village population both for bathing and as drinking water. We also found the level of water inside the pool to be constant and were told by the locals about an underground drainage system leading to the several ponds that were present in the vicinity. I don’t exactly know if the five streams were diverted to the pool using some kind of engineering or they followed their natural courses.
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pajaran (55597) 2014-04-21 12:00
Interesantan tekst o hramu sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na deo hrama i zenu koja nosi kantu sa vodom na glavu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i trenutak, lepe boje.
Voda za pice je veliko bogatsvo.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the temple with a history and description of ...
Nice view on the part of the temple and the woman carrying a bucket of water on her head ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and moment, beautiful colors.
Drinking water is a great fortune.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
lousat (83568) 2014-04-21 14:21
Hi Satya,the title is very original and the ic is truly beautiful,a magnificent old architechture taken with the best detail and colors despite the difficult light,and the woman with the water pot on the head is like the cherry on the cake in this composition,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (131494) 2014-04-22 3:22
quel contraste de tons et image superbe e quelle vue ces colonnes blanche qui sopporte cette architecture brune le rendu sur la pierre sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (90798) 2014-04-22 4:06
A very fine capture of this corner of the temple. The shot is nicely framed and the decorative detail beautifully captured. The lady water carrier is indeed a bonus coming just into shot.
Sergiom (68708) 2014-04-22 6:02
Quel beau point de vue pour nous montrer cette belle scène de la vie quotidienne dans cette partie du monde. Le simple fait d'avoir de l'eau devient une tâche lourde avec toutes ces marches à monter.
saxo042 (37724) 2014-04-22 6:50
A very interesting view. The person animates and adds strength to the composition, the four pillars provide very good vertical lines. Very harmonic and pleasant colours and an interesting note.
holmertz (45936) 2014-04-22 7:22
This is a fine location for a photo. The four white, nicely carved pillars balance the composition perfctly and the woman carring the bucket is a great part of the photo. It would probably have been even better if you had waited another few seconds for her to climb another step or two, so she would have been seen at full size.
Fis2 (90859) 2014-04-22 10:34
A very interesting place (building).
Curious scene from daily life.
I like frame and colors.
Noel_Byrne (27752) 2014-04-22 13:03
There is a great optical illusion here, until I clicked in, I really thought that this was a small model building, or perhaps a part of a decoration. Only on clicking did I see the woman here delivering the water and showing the huge scale of the place. Beautiful image with which to emphasize your very interesting note.
Thanks as always
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-22 23:36
what a splendid photo of this place, the composition is very spectacular, great details and POV. Picturesque shot,
ourania (37398) 2014-04-23 4:28
a very solid and imposing portico, your composition is bold and solid too. I like the perspective that renders the view more elegant and allows us to have a glimpse through the doorway. The lady adds interest and reference leading us up the stairs and making us curious about her destination. The antique textures and the warm colours are superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (131778) 2014-04-23 6:04
Ciao Satya, lovely composition with fantastic temple, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (33837) 2014-04-23 7:01
Love the angle, where the four, white, carved pillars create a fine line from f/g to b/g. The light is just catching them, helping to define their shapes and sculptures.
The lady, in her brightly coloured garments, animates and gives scale.
I am curious about the white paint on the lower stones. Is it some pattern or do you know if they are intending to paint all the stones white?
My warm regards,
Cricri (112089) 2014-04-23 10:53
Bonne note information sur ce vieux temple, bien présenter, netteté et couleurs excellentes, bien présenter avec la dame avec son gros récipient d'eau sur la tête, belle présentation en WS
Passer une agréable soirée
amaryllis (36109) 2014-04-25 5:46
une architecture remarquable de cet ancien temple (vu ta note) et qu'il y a de l'eau pour le bain et que cette personne porte sur sa tête une bouilloire d'eau
merci de nous faire partager cette vie au quotidien
imageme (1790) 2014-04-29 4:32
Hi Satya, Lovely POV and composition of this temple you share with TE. The woman with the water bucket on her head is a very important piece to complete the scenery. The four pillars and the bases of them give nice pattern and colour contrasts to the frame. Great details and clarity with natural colours. Thank for sharing
SimoAle (646) 2014-05-05 9:27
manco da un po' su TE ma ho visto che collezioni un sacco di successi! Bravo!
Oltre a belle foto hai la caratterista di aggiungere interessanti note che ci aiutano a conoscere l 'India! Ottimo contrasto e luce in un ambiente buio! La Signora in rosso è il dettaglio che fa la differenza!
abmdsudi (47646) 2014-05-19 2:30
Bit of vivid red at the third is so vital in this shot, you timed it so well precisely as she advances forward and indeed sets up this scene stunningly. The warm catch light clinches really well, Congrats
- Copyright: Satya Ghosal (photographer_sg) (4412)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-21 11:47