Lord Vishnu’s Temple in South India
This photograph that you see is a tiny part of the stunning Chennakesava temple. Construction began sometime in 1117 A.D. and lasted over a hundred years to complete. Photographing this temple was overwhelming for me, since it is literally wall-to-wall of sculptures. There is so much to absorb it is mind-boggling. And on that day that I visited there were no lights inside the temple, whether it is always the case or was I fortunate I don’t know, because I loved photographing the inside with just the hint of the outside light streaming in. It created such drama with the elaborate stonework sculpted by masters of the ancient Indian world.
I am in the last phase of my photo-journal that I will have ready in a few weeks, I will have it digitally available both on Amazon and on the Apple bookstore for those that would be interested. I have covered both the outside and the dark insides of this magnificent temple. You can see this temple through my eyes and appreciate ancient Indian art in all this glory.