Konarak -I : this is the first photograph of the Konarak Temple out of five in the series, where you can see erotic sculpture on the external wall of the temple building.Much of the relief work found on the outer walls of the temple at Konark has erotic sculptures. It is generally believed that such erotic sculptures are of indicative of the emergence of a phase the "tantrikism in Hinduism" at that time. At this temple an exotic sculptures through what is known as, the Maithuna ritual is depicted in the carvings of the temple. The Sun temple of Konark is sculptured with loving couples, engaged in some of ingenious amatory postures. These postures are actually drawn from the Kamasutra. The proportion of figures & shapes is the feature of these erotic sculptures too. The re-discovery among the ruins at the place, of some extraordinary erotic sculpture at the Sun temple was equally sensational issue.
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Miguel82 (19238) 2013-07-29 6:03
Good afternoon Fabbs,
A famous temple of Orissa I've seen only on Tv
I like this facade and the remarkable work of the stones
Your comment is very useful
rychem (18729) 2013-07-29 9:21
Interesting documentary shot, I know not much about this culture, informative note
holmertz (36343) 2013-07-29 10:54
I was at Konarak a long time ago. I don't quite remember these statues, mainly the giant wheels of the temple (am I right?). I alos remember the mosquitoes and unreliable fan at the place where I was staying :-).
This is a fine close-up where we get a good view of the beuatiful art of so long ago. I do hope the more polluted air today will not destroy what has been kept in such good conditions for so many centuries.
mohammad_H (8659) 2013-07-29 17:06
Historical identity of the people, lifestyle, culture, and art, and says, look good social
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2013-07-29 17:44
Temple with great history, great detail highlighted and beautiful color!
your country has so much to teach the world!!!
thanks for your message..pls check your e-mail..
all the best
pajaran (47732) 2013-07-29 23:03
Interesantan teks o hramu sa erotskim detaljima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepa boja.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazani detalji na fasadi.
Imajte lep dana, sve najbolje.
An interesting text about the temple with erotic details ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice details shown on the facade.
Have a great day, all the best.
kato (11630) 2013-07-29 23:51
You're capturing well this erotic scalpture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the sculpture as an art work depicted the love of man and woman. It seems to a good stone carvings, although I do not understand it is what kind of relevance with Hinduism.
UlfE (14635) 2013-07-30 0:36
Very nice photo of these sculptures. A perfect choice to take the photo when the sculptures were in the shade. This means that all details clearly visible. A photo of the sculptures had perhaps looked good, but the risk of dark and deep shadows had been great. TFS and have a nice day!
Nicou (115124) 2013-07-30 1:08
Quel bas relief mervielleux quelle couleur sueprbe compo et détail très belle statue gravées dans le mur et la façade.
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (12266) 2013-07-30 5:54
This is a superb detail photo. You are lucky to be able to capture it in perfect light allowing the viewer to see all nice details. This remind me to Khajuraho Temple which I've visited many, many years back on my way to Renusagar in Uttar Pradesh. I like your perfect low angle viewpoint and superb tight crop. Brilliant photo. Greetings, Miro
ourania (25396) 2013-07-30 6:18
lovely elaborate art, very characteristic and fascinating. I like very much the way you have framed this part of the temple and the way you've handled the soft light that brings out the details, the textures and the homogeneous tones superbly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
ikeharel (51369) 2013-07-30 6:39
Amazing small-carvings of the greater scale shrine walls, a work of a meticulous art.
No less a well done photojob showing this, with good clarity and light upon.
mkamionka (29153) 2013-07-30 6:56
thank you for sharing this extraordinary details of the temple. If they put this type of decoration on the outside I am just wondering what happened inside the temple when it was functioning.
Great close up, very well done,
Noel_Byrne (19957) 2013-07-30 8:51
Incredible details in this stonework, and the weathered features speak of great age. Your note is as always an excellent accompaniment.
All the best
adramad (34863) 2013-07-30 11:04
A stunning image with these fabulous works of art, an outstanding job amaze us after several centuries, admirable to see every inch of the stone, with many elaborate details.
Good lighting and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
Fis2 (81453) 2013-07-30 11:54
A very interesting details.
Good frame and colors.
Beautiful old sculptures.
I like it.
Waylim (24940) 2013-07-30 17:26
This is a good iamge showing the wonderful work of art in carving. This tell lots of story and historical structures. Lots of details to appreciate.
mcmtanyel (9993) 2013-07-30 21:22
Good detail from intricate designs on a Hindu temple. The color of the stones used reminds me of the Garden of the Gods.
marabu61 (7211) 2013-07-31 4:59
Interesting details on the temple in Orissa, it reminds me a bit of the carvings on the Jain temple just a little way down from the amber fort in Jaipur.
have a great day
pierrefonds (54534) 2013-07-31 5:04
The pillars are framing well the statues. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colours of the statues. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
danos (82615) 2013-07-31 5:54
nice the close up view of this section of the Konarak temple,with the details to are presented superb.The relief work with the erotic sculptures on the facade of it,make more interesting the whole art work.
nikkitta (12684) 2013-07-31 13:05
At first view I believe it was a capture from a Khahurajo temple, search internet and it seems a complex, an interesting one
Like the close capture (or crop), best way to admire this sculptures
Informative note also
Congrats and TFS
Cricri (100205) 2013-08-01 8:38
Un bon choix du cadrage serré pour mieux en apprécier les moindres détails, belle et intéressante présentation
eldancer1 (24665) 2013-08-01 10:46
Very nice capture of those intricate and historic carvings. And thanks for the wonderful information, learn something new everyday. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
mesutilgim (79256) 2013-08-01 11:12
Good capture of this famous temple with erotic scenes carved out stone so many years ago.
Good sharpness and good, usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
Urs (14082) 2013-08-02 1:33
Konarak, there are found memories, and I see I have to return. I was there to see the renovation done on the sun temple. Dynamic POF of the stone carvings, spot on metering and settings. Well done
Silvio1953 (114943) 2013-08-02 9:28
Ciao Farhat, great detail of fantastic architecture, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
aloyho (6798) 2013-08-07 0:01
A beautiful shot of this interesting temple. I like the way you manage the lighting which successfully brought out the relief to display the motifs so effectively. I also like your choice of this portion of the temple in order to help emphasize the points in your note. A well thought out shot!!
clic (13922) 2013-08-12 6:09
This is a much interesting detail of temple outer wall carved by much-talented artists inspired of patient and high-performers models!
maloutim (9623) 2013-08-18 1:04
These are interesting and beautiful erotic sculptures. Lovely details in a deep pink colour.
I remember seeing a lot of them when we visited temples in India.
Strange how Hinduism celebrates eroticism, when Christianism censors it !
I am adding a WS of one of the sculptures we admired in a Jain temple in Bangalore. There were tens of these polychromes marble statues. Although they were actually yoga postures, I think they are erotic too, and certainly would have been banned from a Christian church.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (15659)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-00-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm VR, Hoya HD Protector 58 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-29 5:47