Surya, the Sun God
Mounted on the outer wall of the Somanathapura Keshava Temple, this beautifully carved sculptural relief likely depicts Surya, i.e., the sun, as a god. Note that the standard iconography of Surya in Indian mythology depicts him with a lotus flower in each hand.
As you can see from the image, Surya is holding a lotus flower in each hand (notice the top part of the flower in his left hand is missing). At the bottom are his consorts Saranyu and Chhaya, who are twin sisters.
Surya Related Pages
– Statue of Surya standing in the Nandi Temple in the Prambanan Temple complex located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
– Surya bas-relief carved into the ceiling of the Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal, Karnataka, India
— Statue of Surya standing in the shrine behind the Nandi Mantapa situated inside the Halebidu Hoysaleswara Temple complex in Karnataka, India
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Bracket Figures
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Navaranga
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
– Kappe Chennigaraya Shrine
– Somanathapura Keshava Temple
Badami Chalukya Temples
– Badami, Cave – 1, Cave – 2, Cave – 3, Cave – 4
– Durga Temple at Aihole
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