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Mahishasuramardini Cave Temple Mahabalipuram

The cave shrine faces east and has three chambers. Its internal dimensions are 32 feet in length, 15 feet in width, and 12.5 feet in height. There is the frontal projection of the main central chamber when compared to the two chambers which flank it. In the front façade of the cave are 10 horseshoe-shaped windows which are kudus on the cornice; these are unfinished carvings. The cornice also depicts carvings of five gable-roofed semi-complete shrines.

Jain Temple Lakkundi

The Jain Temple, Lakkundi is located in the historically important temple town Lakkundi in the Gadag District of Karnataka state, India. Known as Lokkigundi in medieval times, the town was of considerable importance during the 11-12th century A.D. Western Chalukya rule. With the waning of their power, in 1191 A.D., the noted Hoysala empire king Veera Ballala II made this town an important garrison.The temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India

Ceiling In The Mantapa Of Chennakesava Temple At Somanathapura

Intricately carved domical bay ceiling, Chennakeshava Temple, Somanathapura(Karnataka).

Carving is basically octagon within a square frame. Within octagon, a complex dodecagonal square triangle pattern is carved. Wishing it a 3D rendering of 3 perfect dodecagons is carved at the centre of which lies bud of the great lotus flower.

Prambanan Temple UNESCO World Heritage Site Indonesia

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia.

Somapura Mahavihara Bangladesh

Somapura Mahavihara in Paharpur, Badalgachhi Upazila, Naogaon District, Bangladesh is among the best known Buddhist viharas in the Indian Subcontinent and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. It dates from a similar time period to the nearby Halud Vihara and to the Sitakot Vihara in Nawabganj Upazila of Dinajpur District

Durga Temple Aihole

The Durga temple is a medieval era Hindu temple located in Aihole in the state of Karnataka, India. It is part of a pending UNESCO world heritage site. The temple was built between the 7th and the 8th century by the dynasty of the Chalukyas.The architecture of the temple is predominantly Dravida with Nagara style also is used in certain areas. The Durga Temple belongs to the Chalukyan period. Even though the temple features a Durga sculpture, the origin of the name is not because of its dedication to Durga goddess, but because Durga means protector or a fortress.

Star Shaped Vimana At Hosaholalu

The vimana also called the cella, contains the most sacred shrine wherein resides the image of the presiding deity. The vimana is often topped by a tower which is quite different on the outside than on the inside.

Badami Cave Temple Cave3

Badami Cave Temple Cave 3 is dedicated to Vishnu; it is the largest and most intricately carved cave in the complex. It has well carved, giant figures of Trivikrama, Anantasayana, Paravasudeva, Bhuvaraha, Harihara and Narasimha.Cave 3's primary theme is Vaishnavite, though it also shows Harihara on its southern wall – half Vishnu and half Shiva shown fused as one, making the cave important to Shaivism studies. Cave 3, also facing north, is 60 steps away from Cave 2.

Sculpture Kopeshwar Temple At Khidrapur

Temple has a vestibule with an open top. the sanctum is conical. The exterior has stunning carvings of deities and secular figures. Elephant statues sustain the weight of the temple at the base. ln, the interior we first see Vishnu & Shivaling facing north. But there is no Nandi who has separate Mandir. Separate Actor-Pendal, hall, old pillars, carvings of gods & male and female artists in various poses are attractive. The ceiling is semi-circular with rnatchless engravings. On the outside, complete 'Shivaleelamrit' is carved.