Manmatha and Rathi
The image shows a relief depicting Manmatha and his consort Rathi. Manmatha, who is known by many names, including Kāma and Kāmadeva, is the son of Vishnu and the Hindu god of love and desire. As you can see from the image, Manmatha is holding a sugarcane bow with his left hand and the floral arrows with his right hand.
The relief is carved on a pillar on the north side of the exterior wall surrounding the garbhagriha, the sanctum sanctorum of the Belur Chennakeshava Temple in Karnataka, India.
Check the Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall for a detailed explanation of the entire outer wall surrounding the garbhagriha and some of the sculptural reliefs mounted on it.
– Manmatha and Rathi – Carvings on the left and right door jambs of the main entrance door at the Belur Chennakeshava Temple
– Manmatha, the god of love and desire – A sculpture on the outer wall of the Somanathapura Keshava Temple
– Manmatha Vijaya – A painting in Hampi Virupaksha Temple Murals
– Somanathapura Keshava Temple
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Bracket Figures
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Navaranga
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
– Kappe Chennigaraya Shrine
Badami Chalukya Temples:
– Badami, Cave – 1, Cave – 2, Cave – 3, Cave – 4
– Durga Temple at Aihole
– Hampi Virupaksha Temple Murals
Angkor Wat Temples:
– Angkor Wat Temple, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Banteay Srei Temple in Cambodia
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