... a continuation post to Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, Hampi Ruins - A Heritage Visit .
19th June 2017.
This Krishna temple is very close to SasiveKalu Ganesha temple with a sacred tank and a bazaar in front for selling groceries which functioned on every Mondays and before ruins. The temple is facing east. It is one of the majestic temples built by Krishnadevaraya in 1513 AD. As per the inscriptions Balakrishna brought from Udhayagiri in Orissa was installed in the mandapam, latter the same was installed in Sanctum.
The east side Rajagopuram super structure now remains with 2 floors in dilapidated condition and renovation is in progress by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Stucco images of war scene of Kalinga (Udhayagiri) campaign of Krishnadevaraya. On the ceiling of the Rajagopuram praveshadvara, two serpents on either side of moon are depicted and this relief is the representation Lunar and solar eclipse.
The sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, antarala, ardha mandapa and a maha mandapa. The inner prakaram around the sanctum has rich reliefs. The Vimanam above sanctum is of two tiers and round in shape. The Thayar sannadhi is on north-west direction of the premises and has sala vimana. There are sub sannadhis also in the same complex. There are two more rajagoprams on south and north side, which are in dilapidated condition.
North side Rajagopuram
Stucco images of war scene of Kalinga (Udhayagiri) campaign of Krishnadevaraya.
Inner prakaram wall reliefs
Symbolic representation of solar and Lunar eclipse
.... to be continued ( Uddana Virabhadrar temple )
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