Saturday, 24 June 2017

KRISHNA 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.

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North side Rajagopuram






Inscription



Stucco images of war scene of Kalinga (Udhayagiri) campaign of Krishnadevaraya.

Stucco images of war scene of Kalinga (Udhayagiri) campaign of Krishnadevaraya.


Inner prakaram wall reliefs

Symbolic representation of solar and Lunar eclipse

Krishna market

Krishna market
.... to be continued ( Uddana Virabhadrar temple )

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA--- 

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