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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 Patrascanu Ana-Maria on January 25, 2013 at 5:46pm

great composition....

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

Thanks Nino 

Comment by Nino Mukhashvili on January 19, 2013 at 7:44pm

amazing!!!! lovely incrustations, texture, balanced composition... love it ))

Comment by Aditya Dogra on January 17, 2013 at 1:38pm

Thanks Deepesh 

Comment by Deepesh Velachery on January 17, 2013 at 1:36pm

Great capture.....

Comment by Aditya Dogra on January 17, 2013 at 2:59am

Thanks Anita, Harvey and hilda for the comments and liking it 

Comment by hilda murray on January 17, 2013 at 2:19am

nice close up,well detailed excellent capture

Comment by Harvey Horowitz on January 17, 2013 at 1:14am

Nice composition.

Comment by Anita Berghoef on January 16, 2013 at 10:46pm

This one is my favorite of today's photo's. Beautiful!

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

Thanks Eva, Jerry and Vrinda for your comments , am happy that you liked it 

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