KOPESWAR TEMPLE

The image is of the Kopeshwar temple in Kolhapur Dist.of maharashtra-India.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiv and supposed to be built 1000 yrs ago as per the historical findings.Built in all black stone and has three parts.The first part is the entrance which is seen in the image.The second part is the middle portion having many stone pillars supporting the roof which is open to the sky with a perfect rounded shape, and the third is the core.The pillars seen in the image are decorated with many carvings of idols.The temple has a row of elephants all around it showing a if the temple is supported on their backs.These elephants are in various poses.The temple is a proud example of temple architecture of India.