Belur Chennakeshava Temple: Manmatha at the main entrance

Belur Chennakeshava Temple - Manmatha at the main entrance

Manmatha at the main entrance

Manmatha at the main entrance
The image shows a relief depicting Manmatha carved on the left side of the door at the main entrance to the Chennakeshava Temple. Manmatha, who is known by many names, including Kamadeva, is the son of Vishnu and the Hindu god of love.

As you can see from the image, Manmatha is standing elegantly with the Tribhanga (bent in three places) stance, holding a sugarcane bow with his left hand and the floral arrows with his right hand. He is wearing a variety of jewelry, including necklaces, anklets, armbands, and udiyana (waistband).

The relief depicting his wife Rathi is carved on the right side of the door.

Other Rathi and Manmatha Imagess
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

Shilābālikes – Bracket figures mounted below the eaves
Darpana Sundari, Sukha Bhashini, Nātya Sundari, Gāna Sundari, Kesha Sundari, Tribhangi, Nagna Sundari, Kapāla Durga, Koravanji, Nātya Mohini, Betegārthi

Male Bracket Figures
Flute playing male musician
Narthaka – Davane playing male dancer
Davane playing male musician

Related Pages
Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Bracket Figures
Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Navaranga
Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple
Somanathapura Keshava Temple – A Masterpiece of Hoysala Temple Art
Badami, Badami Cave – 1, Badami Cave – 2, Badami Cave – 3, Badami Cave – 4
Durga Temple at Aihole

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