Todaiji, Nara, Japan

Last week I had posted a photograph of the Great Buddha statue of Todaiji temple in Nara, Japan. 

Here are some photographs from both inside and outside the temple complex.

Nio Guardian at Todaiji Behind a Grid mesh
Nio Guardian at Todaiji Behind a Grid mesh

The Nio Guardians are like the Dwarapalakas in Indian temple tradition. Door wardens who guard the entrance to the Gods.

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Toe of the Nio Guardian
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Walking Towards the Main Temple Complex
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From a distance
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Close Up of Buddha
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One more of those fierce warriors

It was quite dark inside the temple at places so a bit hard to photograph without a tripod. Hope you liked the images!

 

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    Love that portrait of the big toe. Very interesting perspective!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks!

  2. Looks like an amazing place!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      It was just fantastic!

  3. V del Casal says:

    Japan has increasingly moved up my bucket list of places to see. These are wonderful!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Japan is a great place to visit- I’m glad my photos are helping the case 🙂

  4. Nirmala says:

    Amazing photos!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      I’m glad you liked them!

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