Friday, 23 October 2009

Temple & Blue Sky

This is the Sri Sakthi Easwari Temple in Sungei Way, Petaling Jaya. We came across this newly renovated Hindu Temple after we went to the Nine Emperors Temple in Sungei Way to offer prayers as it is the celebration of the Nine Emperors birthday.

I did some research on the net and found from Wikipedia that the structure of this temple is in accordance to Dravidian architecture. Dravidian architecture was a style of architecture that emerged thousands of years ago in the Indian subcontinent. They consist primarily of pyramid shaped temples which are dependent on intricate carved stone in order to create a step design consisting of numerous statues of deities, warriors, kings, and dancers. The majority of the existing buildings are located in the Southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Karnataka.

As many Malaysian Indians hail from Southern India, so I believe this temple is influenced by the buildings in Southern India.

Today's posting is for Sky Watch Friday's participation. If you are keen to see more photos of the sky, why not pop by there? Wish you a happy weekend!


Hilda said...

That is such a fantastic, ornate and colorful temple! Amazing!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

That is absolutely amazing, such detail and color! Wonderful photograph, thank you!

Guy D said...

That is incredible, excellent shot.

All the best
Regina In Pictures

arabesque said...

oooh! love this temple, when i saw your post on cdp... i just had to take a look at it...
hmmm... it kinda looks like the one in s.pore, very intricate and such detailed faces of the gods.

Kitty said...

wow, what a spectacular building.
I think such colorful stuff can only exist in a sunny climate, alongside colorful trees and flowers.

It must have taken a while to create.

Louise said...

Incredible!I've never seen anything like this before. Very interesting and beautiful.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Greetings from Australia.
What a beautiful temple - itis magnificent. The colours, the fine detailing. I'm going to your country next year, and the more I see such wonderful photos, the more I wish time would hurry. You live in a beautiful country. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Melbourne Daily Photo

uncleawang said...

This is beautiful shot,interesting.

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