"Appakudathaan" Temple, Koviladi

Appakudathaan temple, Flora, Koviladi, South India, Temple, trichy, wild flowers
My favorite temple amongst all the temples we visited was the “Appakudathaan” temple at Koviladi, a tiny village at Trichy… The temple was ancient and peaceful with Lord Ranganatha resting his hands on a  “Appam” pot. The priests living near the temple served us hot, fresh appams (probably the best in the world)……. The temple had a beautiful river right next to it with the usual quota of fauna and flora!! I left this place with a heavy heart 😦
Beautiful River near the temple
The beauty of Gods creations – pretty flowers of a thorny cactus plant..
Cactus flowers….
An ancient dilapidated chariot – wonder how beautiful it must have been in the decades gone by

Sculptures of the Srimushnum Temple

dancing sculptures, Sculptures, Srimushnum Temple, Temple
These beautiful dancing sculptures adorn the temple walls of the “SrimushnumTemple” en route to Trichy…… I would love to do a series of paintings on this subject…sigh!!

The sculpture of this pretty girl adorns the walls at the entrance to the temple

The pictures were taken during our trip to visit the temples of Trichy during the month of January (2012)

Beautiful Shore Temple

chennai, Mahabalipuram, shore temple, Temple

I can never get enough of the shore temple at Mahabalipuram, Chennai. Here is another pic (taken few weeks ago) of its beautiful gopurams / towers against the blue sky……..love it!! I have always dreamed of being one of those artsie types that move around with their easel and paints and creating beautiful pieces of art at locations that they please.. I would definitely like to try out some plein air at Mahabs 🙂