Keshoraipatan, located some 20 odd Km from Kota, is one of the oldest towns in India and was named as Ashram Nagar in the ancient times.
The famous temple of Keshav Raj or Kesorai (The Hindu God Vishnu) stands on a strong base of a very big platform on the bank of River Chambal. It is unique in terms of its wonderful architecture and sculptures and one has to climb a flight of steep stairs to reach the temple. The temple is elaborately carved with sculptures of various gods and the activities of their followers showing the daily life of that time. The pyramid shaped very high shikhar (tower) is built something like in South Indian style.
The walls of the temple have an elaborate carving work with images of various Gods and Goddesses. What makes the temple magnificent and artistically rich is the immaculate sculpture and architecture. In every inch of space on the wall and in the niches, images of animals of elephants, horses and images of Gods and Goddesses have been carved.
The Kesorai temple took 391 years to build & as far as known, was renovated by King Shatru Saal of Bundi in 1621-30 AD.
Here a devotee who had come from far, was circum-rotating the temple premises, after having offered her prayers to the Temple God.
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besnard (52285) 2009-09-30 0:35
Un temple aux belles sculptures fines et ciselées, une femme en sari qui tranverse la place avec beaucoup d'élégance, tout celà donne un bon cliché clair et lumineux.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
subhendu_bagchi (25341) 2009-09-30 1:07
Hello Angshu Da,
nice looks of this temple with the lady in pink. She with her dress finely contrasted and completes the compo. Depth is so good that provides the detail of the temple wall and also the lady. Exposer is perfect here with clarity. Very good job. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
yquem46 (38382) 2009-09-30 2:00
Namaste Angshu Ji
maybe one of my future circuits will be on your tracks, on this lesser known part of rajasthan
But for the moment I'm preparing for a tour of Tamil Nadu
This is one that I like Angshu, a temple included in daily life houses and a human colorful presence
Budapestman (82620) 2009-09-30 2:36
a very beautiful photo with amazing architectural details, the composition is spectacular, splendid colours and lights, the lady demonstrate the size well. Congratulations. Have a nice day!
gervaso (9365) 2009-09-30 2:51
Beautiful architectural details! The woman in red standing out in the composition is great! Very beautiful colors and excellent sharpness! Wonderful composition! Well done!
jhm (136096) 2009-09-30 4:14
The lady in front of the architectural building is nice to see.
I find your picture very well and very realistic.
Very well done, TFS.
pierrefonds (55412) 2009-09-30 4:54
The presence of the woman has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the temple. The subject is well framed. The colors are enhanced by the qualitu of the light. Have a nice day.
Morac (27663) 2009-09-30 4:57
J'aime l'élégance et le port altier de cette femme qui marche d'une allure décidée.
Cette femme nous donne une idée de la proportion de ce superbe temple.
dip (23528) 2009-09-30 5:54
nice shot with interesting architectural details,the "lady in pink" is of course the eye-catching on the picture,
well captured and composed!
danos (83817) 2009-09-30 7:33
a nice snapshot with the walking woman to passing by in front of the temple.I like the great contrast of the pink clothes of the woman that outlined against the well decorated temple.Well done.
Bartleby (13528) 2009-09-30 8:44
wonderful take. The details of this architecture are impressively precise! And the lady in red adds a welcomed touch of color. Love it.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2009-09-30 8:51
Belle capture, dépaysante , des couleurs attirantes et chaudes, un bel angle de prise, et une belle compo.
ChrisJ (94844) 2009-09-30 9:48
The woman in the pink & red sari adds scale & a nice warm cold colour contrast against the blue sky. Superb sharpness & framing on the interesting old temple. Tfs!
feather (51130) 2009-09-30 11:42
With such magnificence it is no surprise that this temple took so long to build. The inclusion of the lady in the colourful sari is a great addition to the scene and very eye-catching.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-09-30 12:08
I'd prefer the lady a bit more on the right but she walks in superb surroundings, the elaborate architecture is splendid and the view well exposed
have a nice day JY
npecanhuk (61868) 2009-09-30 13:11
That's a very interesting and beautiful picture!
I specially like the architectural details and your composition with the walking woman to make this image even livelier!
TFS - congratulations!
patdeph (35748) 2009-09-30 22:02
the temple is splendid,with its lace of sculptures,and I love how you have included the houses ansd a woman with beautifu colors in the picture to give it some life!Superb!
Graal (95760) 2009-10-01 0:49
very nice details of architecture. Well done photo, fine composition with of the woman on FG. Good informations also. I like it.
papagolf21 (83666) 2009-10-01 4:19
Bonjour, mon ami Angshu,
Nous sommes saisis par la beauté de cette composition, par le décor de l'architecture, et de cette femme en sari. L'ensemble fait ressortir à merveille cette réalisation de qualité.
emka (74187) 2009-10-01 15:16
Hi Angshuman, these carving is sthe walls of the temple are really exquisite. Beautiful temple. Nice composition showing also Indian woman in her beautiful dress. Splendid colours.
Waylim (25166) 2009-10-01 16:36
the architectural element alone is an amazing photo, the lady walking into the photo is an extra bonus and making it a daily life image as well. Very nice color for such harsh light, the sharpness is maybe, just maybe a touch soft. Maybe if you have gone up 1/160 couldn't have help. Regardless, this is still so much better than many other, but I'm use to your perfect shot. Thanks
jafadabret (56501) 2009-10-02 8:15
Le Rajasthan est connu pour sa très grande richesse architecturale et ta photo l'illustre parfaitement. La femme en sari fait un excellent point d'accroche pour cette composition.
Belle réalisation sous une belle lumière !
Amical salut !
bukitgolfb301 (34706) 2009-10-02 16:28
Hello my dear Prof. Angshuman
First of all I have ti say sorry for my late reply.
What an another amazing and great shot indeed!
Good composition, sharpness in the detail and color (very vivid)and light management are splendid as usual! The shutter chance is perfect too. Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a good Saturday !
josepmarin (57595) 2009-10-03 3:45
There is an elegant combination of the woman in pink and the rich decoration of the architecture of the temple, which complement each other in a beautiful aesthetic merger.
Good composition, well-executed.
Best regards, my friend,
marietom (34607) 2009-10-03 14:01
Nice again, with that beautiful walls, and the good composition.
Have a nice we
plimrn (21344) 2009-10-05 16:01
fect choice for framing to show the detail of the ornate carvings; the worshipper is perfect inclusion with the intricate patterning of her garments echoing the ornate detail of the temple. I knew you would include a WS that shows the fully framed temple as well. As always, a very informative note.
Kielia (23003) 2009-10-06 8:32
it is the dynamic devotee with a brisk pace who makes this composition very fascinating. Her pink dress adds a very colorful contrast, especially to the blue sky. Very interesting and beautiful architecture. TFS!
Bluejeans (64247) 2009-10-06 12:37
Ola amigo ,
Beleza de templo um dia espero conhecer a Índia pelos seus templos e cores , lindos os detalhes desta parede deve ter dado muito trabalho a construir, gostei de ver a mulher a passar se destaca bem pelas suas cores da sua roupa , bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-10-06 13:54
Beautiful details again of the ornamented temple, with a good background including the sky. The lady is not bad, but looks more like a detail to me compared to the interest of the building.
All the best,
siolaw (38052) 2009-10-09 19:52
You had good light, therefore nice saturated colors... Good BG of temple sculptures while the lady passing by adds some movement..
Didi (55145) 2009-11-26 15:16
Ok for the lady in pink that's much better than a fat tourist woman with a pink trousers.
Interesting details on the temple, nice local scene.
I know that India is the best country for making local scene daily life.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (54999)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-02
- Categories: Festivals, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Canon 18 - 55mm / f 3.5 - 5.6, RAW, Hoya 58mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Rajasthan, The Circuit Lesser Known
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-30 0:31