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Pattadakal. Virupaksha Temple

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Pattadakal. Virupaksha Temple
Author(s): Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Chalukya Dynasty-- Pattadakal;architecture;slide set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Most temples dedicated to Siva also contained smaller shrines to the bull Nandi, which was the god's vehicle. Such a shrine was included in the Conjeeveram Temple grounds and was brought to Pattadakal as part of the groundplan for the Virupaksha. The shrine is located between the main entrance and the porch of the Siva Temple
it contains a stone image of the faithful animal facing the nave of the main shrine, in which a representation of Siva would appear. This is one part of the Virupaksha which is strictly southern in style, and in accordance with this, the little shrine bears a simulated thatched roof characteristic of south Indian buildings. One can also notice the increased height of the basement stone in this illustration which is a further manifestation of northern influences on the southern styles. -- Nandi shrine in front (east) of main building.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1575


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