Shri Amrateshvar Temple

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Location: Dharwad, KarnatakaYear: 11th 12th century CE

Assignable to 11th 12th century CE, this temple facing east has a garhagriha, an antarala, a navaranga, a sabhamandapa and nandimandapa all lying on the same axis. The main temple is surrounded by a prakara peered by an entrance on the southern side, which has a direct access to the navaranga. The doorjamb of the garbhagriha has pancha sakhas and the lintel contains Gajalakshmi. The doorjamb of the navaranga has navasakhas and are beautifully carved. The outer walls of the temple contain decorative pilasters with miniature sikharas besides the sculptures of Uma-Maheshwara, Nataraja dancing Ganesa, dancers, musicians etc. The Kadamba nagara sikhara over the garbhagriha contains miniature carvings depicting themes from Siva Purana.

Category: TemplesOwnership: Government of India
Temple Dharwad Karnataka

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