Tuesday, 4 July 2017

SARASWATI TEMPLE – HAMPI RUINS, A HERITAGE VISIT.

…. A Continuation post to PattabhiRamar Temple 
19th July 2017
This 16th century ( 1554 AD ) temple is very close to Chandrasekara Temple. This east facing temple is built on a boulder.  The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum, antarala, and mahamandapa with three entrances. The super structure, the 2 tier vimana was built with brick and mortar. The Vimana has the stucco images of Balakrishna, Narasimha, etc,.  There is a pedestal with Garuda relief is  available in the sanctum. The mandapa pillars has the reliefs of Balakrishna, Ganesha, Hanuman and  Gopika vastrapaharana. As per the inscription the originally the temple was called as Thiruvengalanatha, an another form of Vishnu. When this name was changed as Saraswati Temple, nobody knows.  

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A beautiful sight with thunder clouds 


 A pedestal with Garudan relief in the sanctum 

 The sanctum ceiling view 


 Gopika Vastrapaharana relief on the pillar 

…. To be continued Octagonal water Pavilion.
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---  

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