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Jain Site Near Maddur Fascinates Visitors With 1000 Year Old Inscriptions

Arthipura is a small village near Maddur in Mandya district. It is located 5 km south of Kokkare Bellur. It has two small hillocks, Shravanabetta and Chikkabetta or Kanakagiri. Last year, archaeologists from ASI Bangalore found Jain temple complexes belonging to the earlier western Ganga dynasty. These temple complexes have granite Adishtanas and brick walls.

Ancient Jain Teerthankar’s Statue Found In Kaushambi

A 4.5 ft tall stone statue of 23rd Jain Teerthankar Parshavnathji believed to be about 1000-year-old was discovered by some fishermen from the Yamuna in Kaushambi area on Wednesday. The finding strengthens the fact that the region was a key centre for the Jains for ages. The statue has now been kept at a famous Jain temple in Kaushambi. Sources said fishermen at Gurbuj Ghat in Gadhwa Kosam Inam

Jalasayana Vishnu Nepal

In the village of Budhanilkantha north of Kathmandu lies a 5 meter tall sleeping Vishnu (Jalasayana, he who sleeps on the waves) in the middle of a small pond. The sculpture from the 5th century represents Vishnu’s sleeping in the cosmic ocean while resting on Ananta Sesa the thousand headed snake.

Interior Of Dome Of Ancient Temple In Kafirkot(Pakistan)

Though badly damaged we can see the pendentive supporting the dome of a temple. Here pendentive is pyramidal(5 tiered) in form. This is the form of pendentive used extensively in Indian subcontinent only.

Pendentive: The concave triangular sections of vaulting that provide the transition between a dome and the square base on which it is set and transfer the weight of the dome.