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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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LORD CHENNAKESAVA OF BELUR

BEAUTY OF BRACKET FIGURES

No account becomes complete with out a mention of the bracket figures supporting the eaves known as Salabhanjikas, depicted in dance postures in a wide variety of moods. Their execution is so superb that every piece turned out, is full of lyrical grace, passionate charm and idyllic sublimity. There are nearly 40 of them, and except three all are female representations called Madanika figures. They are quite a unique feature here, and are famous and popular as Ajantha beauties. Two of them represent Mother Durga. The ten perforated screens exhibiting the superb workmanship are placed on either side of the eastern entrance. They depict puranic episode, like Trivikrama pushing Bali to Patala, Krishna in the act of killing the lokakantas, Surasuras churning the ksheerasagara etc. Each is a master-piece judged by any standard. Visiting it, Addur Razaak, the Turkish traveller confessed that language could not do justice to the unparalleled excellences of this monumental master-piece, if attempted at description.

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