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I continued my pradakshina around the temple, finally reaching the vimana. Here, in the courtyard wall, there is a small entrance. The gate above is topped by a shala. In the bright sunlight I looked to the immediate northwest for a view of the unique hemisphere topping the vimana of the adjacent Mallikarjuna Temple. The sandstone glows, while the sculpture reminds us that nothing survives forever, regardless of its beauty. In fact, the Virupaksha provided inspiration for the Kailasanatha Temple at Ellora, commissioned by the Rashtrakuta King Rama I in the 8th century. In turn, previously, the Virupaksha benefited from ideas and skills of artists brought from the Kailasanatha Temple at Kanchipuram.

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  • 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, 1/320 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-15 3:42
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