daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Asian Forums > India > History, Heritage and Period Architecture Discussions > Heritage Buildings & Monuments



Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old March 9th, 2010, 08:38 PM   #1
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

Temples of Maharashtra

OK, Here goes. Basically I'll try to focus on temples built during the Maratha empire for a start, then later on we can move onto older and more modern constructions.

Maratha temple architecture is quite diverse in itself, but also unique because the medieval era saw the influence of Indo-Islamic architecture come into the region. As a result, the styles are often eclectic and quite interesting.

I'll start off with a relatively unknown but IMO excellent example:

Talkeshwar Temple in Anjanvel (Guhagar, Ratnagiri)

Notice how simple it is. None of the intricate detailing that you associate with your typical nagara-style temple. Infact without the Shikhara, you could almost mistake it for a mosque.






http://picasaweb.google.com/nimsarka...25479589624962

Last edited by Marathaman; March 9th, 2010 at 08:51 PM.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old March 9th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #2
Jodhpur2
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 670
Likes (Received): 4

yea... when I saw the second pic I was like this looks so much like a mosque!
Jodhpur2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #3
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

Infact, the previous temple is not carved from stone at all. I'm not sure what the construction material is, but I won't be surprised if it is just bricks and plaster.

A more famous example is the Trimbakeshwar Temple (Nashik). This is of course a very typical nagara-style temple in black basalt stone that is popular in the region. It is supposed to have been commissioned by Nanasaheb Peshwa but I'm unsure of the exact date. Around 1750 it should be. However, notice how the entrance porches have ornamental arches. They are typical of all Maratha architecture and used everywhere - temple gates, house windows, palace windows, city gates, fort gates.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/atanuma...54538/sizes/l/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/atanuma...53152/sizes/l/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/1535732...30681/sizes/l/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/anjanes...86560/sizes/l/

Last edited by Marathaman; March 9th, 2010 at 09:18 PM.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 10th, 2010, 06:47 AM   #4
sakrishna
ACCOUNT CLOSED
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,339


Do these temples come under the Govt. control/private parties or organizations/ASI?
sakrishna no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 10th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #5
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

^These two are not listed anywhere on ASI website, so I'm not sure who is responsible for running them.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 10th, 2010, 01:17 PM   #6
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

Siddheshwar Temple in Solapur. The architecture is overall Nagara, but the style of construction resembles a South Indian temple in many ways. The temple is made from black stone although the shikhar doesn't feature carving, but rather stucco-work like South Indian temples. Even the motifs resemble South Indian ones.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/paragsm/576475321/sizes/o/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/kallapu...13902/sizes/l/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/yogeshp/4147361696/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/yogeshp...n/photostream/
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2010, 08:10 AM   #7
sakrishna
ACCOUNT CLOSED
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,339

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marathaman View Post
Siddheshwar Temple in Solapur.
This temple looks good. Thanks for the description Marathaman.

BTW, Is this a new temple or one which is undergoing renovation?
sakrishna no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #8
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

^Its from the 17th-18th century though I couldn't find the exact date.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #9
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

This is what the typical traditional coastal temple looks like. The walls are made from Laterite blocks, and tiled roofs. But such temples are a rare sight nowadays.

Shri Arya Durga Temple, Devihasol
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2010, 09:13 PM   #10
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

Another one in Sindhudurg district. You can see the white plaster peeling off to reveal the laterite blocks.

Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2010, 08:50 AM   #11
p2p4
Registered User
 
p2p4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: HK
Posts: 2,890
Likes (Received): 1256

Marathaman - thanks a ton. Do you have any photo-documentary of the temples of Waii ?

Also - anything on the Waadas of Maharashtra? I remember you showing some random image of a hamlet in Maha - no electricity, no roads etc..but that hamlet looked as if it had MANY MANY WAADAS. Were u lucky finding the name of that hamlet though?

Cheers
p2p4
p2p4 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2010, 03:12 PM   #12
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

^p2p4, if you leave the main highways and go into the interiors, it appears that there are thousands of villages which are yet untouched by "modernity", or the ugly cement-concrete construction that is so ubiquitous nowadays. I found both of these on google maps.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2010, 04:57 PM   #13
IchimaruGin1
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,112
Likes (Received): 1

Marathaman you have the one at Ganpatipule?
IchimaruGin1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2010, 05:12 PM   #14
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

^Yeah not tough to find. Though I avoid posting it because hate that pink paint.

image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45129757@N06/4374402313/
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #15
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

Here are some decaying temples inside Kolaba Fort - a Maratha Sea fort in Alibagh.

http://picasaweb.google.com/manojsta...aghColabaFort#








Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #16
sakrishna
ACCOUNT CLOSED
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,339


awesome.
Nice to see a temple with tiled roof in Maharashtra.
Thanks Marathaman.
sakrishna no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #17
Jodhpur2
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 670
Likes (Received): 4

Some of them don't seem to be in a good shape do people not worship in these temples any more?
Jodhpur2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 28th, 2010, 08:11 AM   #18
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

^The local villagers probably do, but they have no money to repair it.

Usually whatever small "repairs" are done involve cement, plastic sheets and tin roofs.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 12:58 AM   #19
Don_Ron_NYC
Don_Ron_NYC
 
Don_Ron_NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New York City
Posts: 61
Likes (Received): 4

Marathaman -

What type of tower is this and what was it used for?
Those protruding "hands", were they used for lighting?
and what style of architecture is this?
It's rather interesting.
Thanks.

Don_Ron_NYC no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 07:03 AM   #20
Marathaman
Mumbai ka king
 
Marathaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,190
Likes (Received): 2462

Its used for holding oil lamps.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu