Srirangam Mettazhagiya Singar Sannidhi (Trichy - Tamil Nadu)

Another important shrine in Srirangam is Mettazhagiya Singar Shrine. This is basically the shrine of Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This is the one of the only 2 shrines that are elevated from the ground level, apart from the shrine of Dhanvantri. Its located in the northern side as soon as the wall beyond Thayar Sannidhi is crossed. This is said to be built by Cholas. The best thing about this shrine is the frescoes all over. They are most probably painted by Nayaks.
Sarabeshwarar
  
Lakshmi Narasimhar

Ceiling

Dwarapalaka

Vishnu in Anantasayana
Pandurangan

 Coming back with more shrines of Srirangam...
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Dedicated to Prof. Swaminathan & co...

Bhushavali N

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22 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pictures. The first step towards exploring the temples and their significance is the architecture, drawings, sculptures, etc. In this aspect, your work is appreciated.

    The next step, and more intriguing for me, is the 'how' and 'why' of the architecture. They say that architecture is built in a certain way to receive spiritual energy and transfer that to the people going and approaching the shrines.

    Any experiences on this direction while you visit the temples, would be very valuable.

    Keep up the good work !

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    1. Glad you liked! :)
      Thanks for the suggestion! :)

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    1. Mind blowing marvels of our own forefathers! :)

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    1. Thanks Sundar! Welcome to My Travelogue! :)

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  4. Nice mural paintings!

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/04/the-valley-view.html

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  5. Good Paintings... Though I have enjoyed them through my naked eyes, it is a good feeling to see through your photos....

    Thanks for sharing.

    Venkat.
    New Delhi.

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    1. Thank you Venkat! Glad you liked! Glad to know you've visited! :)

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  6. Nice to know about these paintings .

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  7. such beautiful and colorful paintings ...and such intricately done!!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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    1. It was indeed amazing dear! :)
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. beautiful ancient art. thanks for stopping by!

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  9. What gorgeous paintings!

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