Indian Temple

This is an Ancient Temple from India. This is the Nagara style of Architecture which was fully developed in the 10th century. Such Temples exist till date and are very much in use as a place of worship and pilgrimage. In Hinduism the devotee offers flowers and fruit to the 'deity' as a form of worship. Therefore we always see stalls selling garlands, flowers and fruit outside a temple. A visit to the Temple is not a sombre event, and could be an evening outing for the family or a 'picnic' Therefore one finds a 'fair' like atmosphere around the entrance.

  • Anu Pehrson 4y

  • Ben Unleashed! 4y

    Blogged on Flare's Choice.
  • BritishBrick 4y

  • akunthita 4y

    Very nice! Love it! The temple is gorgeous! Is the inside developed as well? Would love to see! The only thing I would change a bit is the landscaping, as wunztwice mentioned. I love the banyan tree though! Also at the front of the temple where the vendors are I would add more color. Right now it looks more deserty/middle-eastern than Indian. I would change the tan rooftops to yellow, red, purple...if you have been to an indian bazar you know what I mean!...(c;
  • akunthita 4y

    Oh, forgot to say; lovely addition of the bell at the front! Maybe attach a rope and have a little kid pull it!...(c:
  • Anu Pehrson 4y

    BritishBrick Thanks :)
    akunthita Anna, your brilliant design for garlands is a huge part of making this MOC :)
    Yes, the landscaping needs work. I think once I got the main building, banayan tree, and bazaar-ish feeling, my creativity stopped. I just finished it :)
    And no, the inside is not done. That is a different level of commitment :)
  • Anu Pehrson 4y

    Ben Unleashed! Thanks for blogging!
  • Jonathan Grzywacz 4y

    Truly excellent build! I guess I am the only one that doesn't mind the landscape - it's nice to see something that looks like manicured grass rather than having a million flower stems everywhere. Blogged on Brick Town Talk!
  • Katie Walker 4y

    I like the landscape too. It's different, but I like it.

    Ben Unleashed! I saw the post to your last blog saying it had died, but you didn't tell anyone you had a new blog. Well, now I know. ;-)
  • Anu Pehrson 4y

    Jonathan Grzywacz Jonathan, I like your little write-ups on Brick town Talk, a lot! Very creative and interesting.:)
    Thanks for Blogging.
  • Ben Unleashed! 4y

    Anu Pehrson You're welcome! :)

    Katie Walker Oops, maybe I should. ;)
  • Andrew Becraft 4y

    Hurray! I've been waiting for you to post this. Definitely my favorite entry in "World Architecture."
  • Snowhive 4y

  • Anu Pehrson 4y

    Andrew Becraft :) :)
    Nice write-up on TBB. Thanks for blogging!

    Snowhive Thanks..
  • Kyle "M-16 Junkie" 4y

    Haha I remember seeing this! I was the one who talked to you abot the litt (cherry?) trees and how you made them. Again wonderful tecnique :)
  • Anu Pehrson 4y

  • Simon Pickard 4y

    Very interesting.
  • Garth Danielson 4y

    Very pretty to look at.
  • vegastar177 2y

    very nice! did U follow any model/template for the temple? or is it just created out of your imagination? Love the tree with the yogis too :)
  • Anu Pehrson 2y

    vegastar177 Thanks vegastar177. This was mostly my imagination, but I did some research on Indian temple architecture before building it.
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