More than 350 years old, this is a single stone bull statue. About 16 feet in height and 24 feet long, this Nandi atop the Chamundi Hills near Mysore city in Southern India is the third largest in India. The creation of this colossal image is attributed to Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar (1659–1673) on of the illustrious Maharajas of Mysore. It is the same maharaja who also commissioned the 1000 stepped stairway to the hilltop. Originally this was a colossal boulder. The image of the Nandi was carved out of this boulder in situ. When you visit this Nandi just look around to see similar boulders around this site. In fact right behind the Nandi image is small cave temple under an overhanging boulder dedicated to Shiva. These boulders are painted with white and ochre stripes. The Nandi is portrayed in sitting position with its left foreleg folded in an about to get up posture. While the image is in great proportions, the finer details are executed equally brilliant. You can see many sequences of bells and garlands dexterously carved over the Nandi. With his ears pointed in rapt attention, the expression on the face is something not to be missed. The whole image sits on a 4 feet or so heigh platform. #bull#mysore#elephantsinthecoffee#balaramastory#mysorepalace#storytime#storytelling@clicabroadfoundation#elephantsofinstagram
#tripN3#india#karnataka#Mysore#mysorepalace /// столько красоты просто невозможно вместить в один пост. Подбор фотографий создаёт огромные проблемы так как показать хочется всё, а всё просто не влезет. Так что тут только прогулка по дворцу. Само окружение заслуживает отдельного поста. Да ещё видео нарезка была запланирована! Короче “keep in mind” как говорится
Royal grandeur that Welcomes... As the Royal City was beaming in all its splendour during Dasara celebrations, the centre of attraction, the Amba Vilas Palace, witnessed increased footfall. Sunday being the last holiday of the long weekend that started from Ayudha Puja Day on Oct.18, people thronged tourist spots in and around the city. Picture shows the illuminated sign 'WELCOME' in English ('SUSWAGATHA' in Kannada lit alternatively) atop Chamundi Hill facing North-West as seen from the magnificent Palace premises. Pic. by B.N. Ramya, SOM.