Aihole Durga Temple: Matsya Chakra (Fish Wheel) on the ceiling of the mukhamantapa (porch)

Matsya Chakra (Fish Wheel) carved into the the ceiling of the mukhamantapa of the Durga Temple at Aihole, Karnataka, India

Matsya Chakra (Fish Wheel) carved into the ceiling of the mukhamantapa

Matsya Chakra (Fish Wheel)
The Matsya Chakra is a wheel consisting of a hub at the center and 16 spokes of fish enclosed by a rim carved with beautiful patterns of flowers and leaves. The hub is a medallion carved with a lotus flower pattern.

This relief was likely inspired by the Matsya Chakra carving found on the mukhamantapa ceiling of Cave -3, the third of the four rock-cut caves of Badami.

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Badami, Cave – 1, Cave – 2, Cave – 3, Cave – 4
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Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
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