03 February 2011

The tiny temple town of Osian

 Around 65 km from Jodhpur along the old highway to Jaisalmer is the tiny temple town of Osian.

 The city has groups of small but extremely interesting temples scattered all across its fabric
The vertical shikharas raising above the temples and Lingam shaped posts (like the one below) depict a particular architectural style of  this region of Rajasthan.

... the Sachiya Mata Temple on the hill (below) is clearly the main focus of the city..

.... but the main reason for my stop at this middle of nowhere city was to see the amazing Kund (stepwell)of Osian...
It lies towards the south and belongs to the same age of the main temple complexes, we can only speculate that it could have been used for religious purposes.

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