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Hello dear friends,

This is famous Durga Temple at Aihole in the state of Karnataka - India. I traveled this place at the first week of February, 2012 when returned from Hampi and Badami.

Actually this is a former Hindu temple, is located in Aihole in the state of Karnataka, India. The temple was built between the 7th and the 8th century by the dynasty of the Chalukyas. The architecture of the temple is predominantly Dravida with Nagara style also is used in certain areas. The Durga Temple is considered a unique and magnificent temple of the Chalukyan period.

The shape of the temple, in Indian traditional architecture, is known as Gajaprasta which means the resemblance to the back of an elephant. The temple's unusual apsidal form is thought to imitate the earlier Buddhist chaitya halls.

hope you enjoy it, best wishes to all,

swapankumarroy

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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-01
  • Categories: 建築
  • Exposure:f/8, 1/320 seconds
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