Of Stones and Statues

One of the things that attracts me like a magnet when I go out exploring the places is the good old architecture. Be it a nicely carved out small statue or a stone structure meant for a social gathering/resting place. What once was a majestic grandeur, now in complete ruins stand in front of us trying to tell us the stories they have seen through the years. Most of the time, I find myself looking at them letting my imagination fly, making up my own versions of stories.

Here is a set of few of those stones and structures that I came across during my errands around Karnataka –

PAYANIGA - Of Stones and Statues
A statue of Jain thirthankara on top of Kundadri hill near Agumbe
PAYANIGA - Of Stones and Statues
An elephant carved on one of the pillars, near NR Pura
PAYANIGA - Of Stones and Statues
A dilapidated stone mantapa at Channarayana Durga
PAYANIGA - Of Stones and Statues
Temple of goddess Kabbalamma on top of Kabbalu Durga
PAYANIGA - Of Stones and Statues
A ruined statue of Parshwanath thirthankara at Arethippur
PAYANIGA - Of Stones and Statues
A group of visitors checking out the carvings on the temple on the backwaters of KRS
PAYANIGA - Of Stones and Statues
One of the countless number of Shivalingas submerged in river Shalmala at Sahasralinga
PAYANIGA - Of Stones and Statues
Status on a parapet on top of Vindyagiri at Shravanabelugola

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