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Aug 16, 2014

Temple of Mahadeva at Patan, Khandesh District, Maharashtra - c1885

Temple of Mahadeva at Patan, Khandesh District, Maharashtra - c1885
View from North-East

Temple of Mahadeva at Patan, Khandesh District, Maharashtra - c1885
View from South-West

The temple of Mahesvara, the largest and most important, is built on the usual plan of shrine, mandapa, and porch, and faces east. Its sikhara, or tower, has gone. The exterior of the temple is profusely sculptured, and the pillars and doorway of the shrine have also been well chiselled. In the shrine, in the middle of the floor, is the linga, while in the middle of the back wall is a niche to hold a figure, with ornamental frame around it. There are several figures lying about which may originally have been placed in the various niches, among which are Siva, Parvati, Laksmi - Narayana, Surya, &c." There is an inscription slab with the date 1153-4.

Source: British Library