main entrance of the Brahma temple, which is at the extreme north end, has excellent
sculptures carved on it.
The story of a deer hunt
mentioned in the sthala- purana is carved here. The hunter is represented as shooting an
arrow at the deer.
In another, he is shown as representing in respectful
attitude, some thing to the king. Just below this, there is another panel in which the
king is shown as feeding the deer.
In the panels facing the temple, the figures of the Gods
and the linga have been carved. The architecture
of the temples of Alampur is interesting from more points than one.
The form of their towers shows distinct influence of the
north, while the inner plan is characteristic of the rock-cut temples of Western India.
The shrines, although situated on the border of the
Dravidian country, have little in common with the architecture of that place.
On the other hand, their sculptures and decoration are
often reminiscent of the classical grace of the Gupta art.
This style, apparently owing to the growing influence of
the style of the South, did not find many acceptances, for in the medieval
(Chalukya) temples of the Deccan, the spire shows the distinct influence of
the storied gopuram of the South.