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Vidyashankara Temple(1342 AD) at Sringeri

The Vidyashankara temple was built in commemoration of the pontiff Vidyashankara, around 1357-58 C.E.The temple hall features 12 pillars designated for the 12 signs of the zodiac. Windows and doors along the temple walls are arranged such that equinoxes sunrise views reach the deity. The northern and southern gates enable the sunrise view from the hall during solstices.The niches in the temple have a number of sculptures from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythologies. Inscriptions in the temple record contributions made by several Vijayanagara emperors but the temple was probably built on an earlier Hoysala site as it combines Hoysala and Vijayanagara architectural features. The temple architecture is also an exhibition of the astronomical expertise of medieval south Indian temple builders.

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Comment by Aditya Dogra on January 22, 2013 at 4:50pm

Thanks Deepesh , Harvey and Nino for your kind comments 

Comment by Nino Mukhashvili on January 19, 2013 at 7:45pm

wow love to watch this

Comment by Harvey Horowitz on January 18, 2013 at 5:28am

Amazing place.

Comment by Deepesh Velachery on January 17, 2013 at 1:37pm

Lovely shot....

Comment by Aditya Dogra on January 17, 2013 at 2:58am

Thanks Anita and Hilda for the comments :-) 

Comment by hilda murray on January 17, 2013 at 2:20am

nice carvings and a excellent capture

Comment by Anita Berghoef on January 16, 2013 at 10:45pm

Beautiful close-up, Aditya! Quite a lot of hours man's work!!

Comment by Aditya Dogra on January 16, 2013 at 9:16pm

Thanks EVA for your comments . Yes these are amazing carvings .

Comment by EVA.CANTRELL on January 16, 2013 at 6:26pm

beautiful statues and great temple  carving

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