Saturday, February 29, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Ramanuja Mandapam

One of the numerous rock-cut cave temples in Mahabalipuram is Ramanuja Mandapam. It has been shaped approximately in 640 - 674 AD. Front of the...

Krishna Mandapam

The largest cave-cut Hindu temple in Mahabalipuram is Krishna Mandapam - it is also one of the oldest structures in Mahabalipuram. This structure is...

Atiranachanda Mandapam

Although the somewhat peripheral Atiranachanda Mandapam is overshadowed by many other famous stone cut temples of Mahabalipuram, it has several qualities making this rock-cut...

Yali Mandapam – Tiger Cave

So called Tiger Cave is amazing mandapa - rock-cut shrine or most likely - platform for other religious rituals, resembling a pavillion. This artwork...

Bedse Caves

If compared to many similar monuments, Bedse Caves have little crowds and thus the enigmatic essence of this monument can be enjoyed in loneliness....

Bhaja Caves

Significant monument of art, architecture and history is a group of exquisite rock cut chambers at the valley of Indrayani River – Bhaja Caves....

Mahakali Caves or Kondivita Caves

Suburbs of Mumbai hide several groups of unique monuments - ancient rock-cut temples. One of such monuments is the ancient Kondivita Caves - nowadays...

Karla Caves

India hosts nearly immense wealth of ancient rock-cut architecture for diverse tastes. But many eyewitnesses agree that the most impressive chaitya – Buddhist prayer...

Gavi Gangadhareshwara

As if making monolithic rock-cut temples is not complex enough, ancient Indian architects and stone cutters outclassed themselves when making the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple...

Lonad Caves

Near Janwal village there is located a group of several rock-cut Buddhist temples, made around the 5th century AD - Lonad Caves. Chaitya Most interesting structure...