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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Krishna Temple

The Krishna Temple or Krishnabai temple in Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) was built in the 13th century by King Singhan of Deogiri at the source of the Krishna river. It is located in Old Mahabaleshwar. The temple is ancient and partly in ruins but it is well maintained. It is a short walk (a rough road) into the jungle from the Panchganga temple. It is situated at the edge of a cliff and there is a breathtaking view. However it being exposed thus to the natural elements has meant that erosion has eaten away the temple to some extent.

There are more beautiful sculptures and art inside the temple - Krishna Temple of Mahabaleshwar.

Krishnabai Temple birds eye view

This is an image of the temple from the other side of the temple, the entrance. It is built in a horse shoe shape with a small pond (where the Krishna river water flows out) in the courtyard.

Krishna Temple in Mahabaleshwar

This is a closer look. The corridors on the side have carved pillars and the ceilings are also carved. Photographs are not allowed in the inner sanctum which is always wet. The water seeps through the ground. It is the source of the Krishna river.

Inside of the Krishnabai temple in Mahabaleshwar

As it was in the hot season the water which comes out of the mouth of the nandi is just a trickle. But this is the source of the Krishna river.

Pond inside Krishnabai temple

More pictures of the Krishna Temple in Mahabaleshwar or Krishna Temple Ceiling Art
You might also like Somnath Temple photographs or Group of temples at Mahabalipuram or Mammallapuram or Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram or Mammallapuram or Meenakshi Temple or Tiru-alavai images

Or check out all the carvings, sculptures and paintings at Ajanta or Ellora, where you will find photographs of both the Ajanta and Ellora caves and the art.

Or see the scores of images filed under the label "Temples" where you will find temples from different parts of the world, as well as sketches and silhouettes.

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