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The east-facing porch of the temple is reached by a set of transverse steps facing to the north and south. The outer, east faces of the columns have fully modelled mithuna figures. The south face of the south column, visible in this photo, features a double relief composition of Rama with Sita surrounded by monkeys (below); above, the coronation of Rama in the presence of Sita appears in the presence of monkeys, dancers, and drummers. These scenes depict the climax of the narrative from the Ramayana that cover much of the southern walls of the temple. The Ramayana is dedicated to Prince Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Originally, there were two guardians on duty at either side of the entrance to the sabha-mandapa, but now only the northernmost figure remains, and appears in shadow in the photo. There are stone benches at the sides of the porch for the weary to rest after climbing the steps.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2006-11-10
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/5.6, 1/500 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-07 3:49
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