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Temple of Kasinatha

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Title: Temple of Kasinatha
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Chalukya Dynasty-- Pattadakal;architecture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This temple, much smaller than the Papanatha, shows a distinct advance on the latter. The sikhara is more elaborate and the projecting kudu on its façade marks the highest point of the evolution of this feature. The dancing figures of Siva and Parvati are in the centre. The sikhara which is as wide as the cella, and the reduced size of the vestibule foreshadows styles to come. The same niches occur on the walls, but the decoration is more organised. Entrance of sanctuary is delicately decorated. The Indo-Aryan style with the sikhara has here come into its own. The amalaka of the sikhara is lacking.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/176564
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1569

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