Rani Ki Vav - Part 2 (Patan - Gujarat)

Here's more on the awesome sculptural aspect of Rani ki Vav. In those several levels of pavilions are fabulous sculptures. They depicted several genres from Gods, Goddesses, stories of Puranas, apsaras, adityas etc.
One genre was of Dasavathara i.e., the 10 re-incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Here are 8. I guess I missed spotting Matsya, Kurma and Narasimha!
Shiva Bhairava

Varaha

Vamana

Balarama

Parasurama

Buddha

Rama

Kalki

Not over yet... Coming back with more of the sculptural marvel!!!

TO GET THERE & TO STAY:

Dedicated to Prof. Swaminathan & Co...

Bhushavali N

An ardent traveler by passion. I am a wanderlust.. Read more about me here.

8 comments:

  1. the northern style of sculptures is so different to our south indian styles isnt it? ...i was checking through your pics and i could see so many differences in body shapes, physiques and facial features as compared to a typical dasavatar in any of our local temples

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    1. Very true. The northern and southern Indian temple architechture is so different. And then there's a kinda mix of the 2 in the central part of India!

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  2. Kurma is Shiva Bhairava / Parashurama is Balarama [plow] / Rama is Parasurama [axe] / Balarama is Rama [bow].

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    1. Done! Thanks for the correction Injamaven.

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