Sep 10, 2014

Amruteshwara Gudi - scenes from Ramayana

Amruteshwara temple is situated in Amrutapura village, about 6 kms from Tarikere town in Chikkamagalur district. This Hoysala temple was built in 1196 CE by Amrutheshwara Dandanayaka during the reign of Veera Ballala II. Amruteshwara temple is a Ekakuta has a richly decorated interior and exterior. On the exterior walls are sculptures of stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana.

March 17, 2014
models of temple shikharas
Lakshmana, Rama and Sita see a very attractive golden deer
Rama shoots an arrow at the golden deer which reveals its true form- Miricha
Rama conferring with Sugreeva about Vali
Rama shoots an arrows through seven Saal trees
Rama shoots at Vali while he's engaged in a duel with Sugreeva
Two warriors engaged in a archery duel
monkey soldiers harassing a rakshasa from Lankan army
Hanuman fighting a rakshasa
fight between Indra and Shanmugha?
Arjuna burning Kandava forest

These are few I could capture in the time I had. Amruteshwara temple has one to two hundred such panels.


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