It was a chance trip to Bhuleshwar this time. We were around Saswad town, searching for the elusive eagles. So, we decided to head towards Bhuleshwar and get some divine blessings.
Though it was not my first trip to Bhuleshwar, I still found it as fascinating as the first time. This temple has a mythological & historical significance. As per legends, it is said that Devi Parvati danced for Lord Shiva and from here they went to Kailash and got married.
This temple, which is now a protected monument, was built somewhere in the 13th century. There are intricate and classical carvings on the walls.
Here are some images, that will remind us of its glorious past:
Like every Shiva temple, here is Nandi
guarding the entrance.
There are some beautiful and intricate carvings done on Nandi. But this area is so dimly lit, that it is difficult to get a crisp image without a tripod (tripods are not allowed inside Bhuleshwar Temple as per the rules of any protected heritage site).
The carvings throughout the temple is just amazing and made me wonder how beautiful this temple might have looked in its prime. Some of the carvings seems to be worn out due to time, but some seems to be broken intentionally.
Here is one of my favorite image.
Another one, which reminds us of its glorious past.
As you move ahead in the temple you will find a play a of light throughout the passages and alleys. Some part of it is too bright and some are too dark. This gives a very interesting affect, as far as photography is concerned.
But no temple is complete without the blessings of Lord Ganesha and so is my photo-essay here :-) What makes this image different, is the contrast. This is the only colored idol in the entire temple.
Bhuleshwar, a reminder of this country's glorious past.