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Varahaswamy Temple

Varahaswamy Temple
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4553 W: 17 N: 10825] (44050)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-02
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-06-03 10:45
Viewed: 1043
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mysore - Varahaswamy Temple

On the grounds of Mysore Palace there are several Hindu temples.
The oldest was built in the 14th century and the newest dates from 1953.

Here two pictures of the Varahaswamy Temple (also called the Shweta Varahaswamy Temple) that is located at the southern entrance of the palace grounds: a day time photo of its gopura and a night picture when the illumination attracted many visitors.

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Hi Paul,

Exquisite this temple. Well detailed architecture with nice colors and well preserved as I can see. Beautiful photo.

Warm regards


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-06-03 10:53]


Avec le cadrage végétatif quelle vue de ce temple quellemise en valeur quelle décoration àla surface toutes ces statued quel rendu et les parties en dorure sueprbe captage et iamge.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Paul, very good photograph of this interesting temple, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy beginning of the week.
Warm greetings from the south of Spain.

Hi, Paul.
I am glad to see your photos after some break. Wonderful postcard from India. It reminds me some Hindu Temples in Sri Lanka. Just outstanding details of architecture and as always so bright tropical colors. It looks like a art work without any religion ideas. TFS!

Hello Paul,
The details on this temple are very impressive, and, once again, they turn the scene into a fairy tale at night. :-) Lovely presentation, with the blue sky and some leaves framing the top and side.

Ciao Paul
spettacolare opera, sembra molto più una scultura che un'architettura.
Belle e interessanti anche le foto del ws, ma questa è senza dubbio la migliore.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10743 W: 146 N: 27061] (129607)
  • [2018-06-03 17:31]

Hello Paul, I remember this temple from Mysore. It looks quite new. I like the view of the cow on the ground of the palace. I saw there many elephants.
Nice composition, fine colours.

Kind regards Malgo

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3659 W: 0 N: 8592] (60259)
  • [2018-06-03 22:08]

Amazing temple with so many golden decorations, fantastic view, a very good detailed photo with perfect management of light and attractive color combination
regards Ryszard

Bonjour, cher Paul,
La beauté de cet impressionnant édifice est remarquable (l'ensemble a bénéficié d'un nettoyage ou gommage complet des pierres pour posséder un tel rendu).
Tout simplement magnifique !

Salut Paul,
Intéressant monument avec toutes ces sculptures, bon rendu grâce à la parfaite netteté et côté couleurs, belle harmonie entre ces tons jaune et le bleu du ciel en fond, joli présentation.

Hello Paul,
This time you could have chosen any photo as a main upload. They are all very well taken and highly exotic to most Europeans. These temples never fail to impress with their fantastic ornaments and statues. Day or night, cows included or not: they always make a great impression.
Kind regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-06-04 1:06]

Witaj Paul!
A very beautiful building.
Wonderful details, sculptures make impression.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Well done my friend.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25053 W: 520 N: 42301] (181212)
  • [2018-06-04 5:26]

Dag Paul,

De tempel zou niet mogen ontbreken in uw mooie serie.
Dit schitterende kunstwerk, is zo mooi om naar te kijken.
Ik kan genieten van de prachtige architectuur.
Ook de kleur en dit alles tegen een mooie blauwe hemel.
Prachtig foto werk, bedankt.

Groeten uit Vlaanderen,

Bonjour Paul,

J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. J'aime le choix du point de vue à la recherche de l'ouverture entre les branches, la belle contre plongée qui donne de l'ampleur au bâtiment.



Olá Paul,
um templo bem bonito e ornamentado aqui, com detalhes bem rtabalhos e curiosos. A cor é chamativa e o contraste com céu azul ficou excelente. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14860 W: 1055 N: 30543] (142985)
  • [2018-06-04 7:00]

Hi Paul,

I have seen these distinctive Indian temples in Malaysia & Singapore. Good warm cold colour contrasts between the golden facade and the blue sky with nice repetition of the white statues and impeccable sharpness. Tfs!

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6139 W: 277 N: 12022] (92254)
  • [2018-06-04 7:57]

Bonjour Paul ,
Quelle richesse de décoration pour ce temple impressionnant . Bien cadré avec les feuillages .

Hi Paul,
A truely wonderful temple With rich details and surprisingly light colours. This angle gives excellent natural framing of those tree branches. I wish you uploaded a bigger version as these small details are so special.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-04 22:47]

Hello Paul,
great the view as the presentation of the Varahaswamy Temple with the complementary photos in the WS to complete the scenery.I like this art monument with the blue sky to enhance even more its beauty.


Hello Paul,

I really enjoy sharing these photographs!
This is such a beautiful building and your photograph reveals its intricate details as well as a sense of its height, as it towers into the sky.
Your w/s is equally interesting but what a difference of mood! At night, it resembles a palace from a fairy story!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hello Paul,
Another "topclass" capture from Indıa.
Perfect pov and layout. Very good ligth management and sharpness.
TFS and best regards

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-06-05 5:09]

Hallo Paul,
Wat een schitterende tempel met vele details die allemaal haarscherp op de foto staan. De gele kleur van het gebouw is aantrekkelijk, zeker tegen de blauwe lucht en het wordt bovendien mooi doorbroken door de witte beelden.

Hi Paul,
Majestic and overwhelming scenery on the temple, with so many carved objects, lavish in it's unique shape's.
Fantastic stone work.
Best regards

Ciao Paul, great POV on fantastic temple, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Paul.
Wonderful composition with this splendid temple, which allows us to recreate in its many details. Ideal as it is framed between the branches of the trees.
A beautiful color, which highlights the image.
Magnificent management of brightness and sharpness, to enjoy with the details.
Well seen and done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Good evening Paul,
Stunning art work complex, shining golden prevailing color and immaculate photojob done.
An impressive and imposing monument, where you found a great POV to take this picture.
Have a nice new week,

Hi Paul,
the low angle shot offers us an elegant and dynamic perspective of this wonderful temple, highlighting pridely on a beautiful blue sky.
I like the green frame created by the branches of the trees around the architectural ensemble.
A great work, my friend.
Kind regards,

Hi Paul,
this is such a completely different world to Europe isn't it?
It looks a bit like a pyramid. Amazing structure -thanks to your usual high quality we can almost feel the richness of the detail. The yellow - golden color goes so well with the blue sky.
Excellent reportage!!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-06-21 17:02]

Hello Paul,
An interesting view of Varahaswamy Temple.
A good viewpoint of the captured image.
Nice shot, fine presentation.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10475 W: 174 N: 18773] (83461)
  • [2018-07-03 13:04]


in my journey for northern india I only saw one temple in this style. nice details with the white sculptures and the yellow details at back. I liked the blue sky enhancing the beauty of this architecture so special.

take care


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