Tree in the temple

Built in the 12th century and abandoned in the 15th century this temple is one of the oldest ruins in the area. It really shows the power of Mother Nature as some of the trees growing out of the walls are hundreds of feet high. This is to be expected as the area around the temple is a jungle and the place has been left unattended for over 500 years. Still I wasn’t expecting the trees to be quite so huge. The above photograph is a section of the roots of one of these massive trees. In 2010 the Archaeological Survey of India started to restore the temple as you can see by the modern intrusion of the metal support in this small doorway or window.

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