Aihole Durga Temple: East side view and entrance

East side view and entrance to the Durga Temple in Aihole, Karnataka, India

East side view and entrance to the Durga Temple

Entrance to the Durga Temple
Just like the majority of the Hindu temples, the Durga Temple in Aihole is an east-facing temple. The image shows the front facade. It has an unusual entrance in that the flight of steps to enter the temple are on the sides, i.e, facing south and north. Check the south side view to see the flight of steps.

Durga Temple Images
ExteriorFront view, Rear view, West side view
MukhamantapaExterior, Interior, Ornate pillar, Mithuna Shilpa, Vidyadhara couple, Romantic couple, Coiled Nagaraja, Matsya Chakra
InteriorDvarabandha, Sabhamantapa, Garbhagriha
Pradakshina PathaWest facing view, East facing view,
Devakoshtas Shiva with his vehicle Nandi, Narasimhavatara, Vishnu riding Garuda, Varahavatara, Durga as Mahishasuramardini, Harihara
JālandharasSwastika and lotus flower patterns, Rhombus-shaped perforations, Dharmachakra – 8 spokes, Dharmachakra – 12 spokes, Square perforations

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