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Temple architecture in Orissa is towards the greater elaboration of the plan and pronounced ornamentation over the outside of the walls, with decorative elements, including human figures, gods and goddesses, flora and fauna.

1. Beautiful dancer

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2. Sculpted wall decorated with the figure of dansuesse

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3. Intricately sculpted wall


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4. Tepmle guard

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The remaining are

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5. How wonderful it would have looked but for the damage caused by vandals

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6. Intricately sculpted wall

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7. Immensely decorated arch


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8. Intricate exterior of a small temple


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9. A small temple

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Just marvelous! Thanks for sharing these; I really like them!
 

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This is just great! Unbelievable people could make these buildings with so many detailed work in it.
Thanks very much for showing !
 
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# 1, 5, 8 and 9 are my favorites of this amazing set, Roy!
The detail in each of your shots is awesome!
 
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This is just great! Unbelievable people could make these buildings with so many detailed work in it.
Thanks very much for showing !

Thanks Rob for liking the pictures. Yes indeed, the sculptures would have worked for years for bringing such perfect details. They were employed by the kings in those days for construction of such magnificient structures.
 

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Wonderful details!

I was soooo very impressed with the architectural details during our visit to India.


Wonderful work!
 
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These structures are absolutely amazing and their detail is unbelievable.
I doubt they could be duplicated today.

Thanks for liking the pictures Ken. The temples were constructed about 1000 years ago by the erstwhile kings by employing the sculptures for lifetime. It is impossible to duplicate the works today
 

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