May 21, 2014

Doddagaddavalli - Lakshmi Devi temple



Note: Refer to the main post "Belur Halebidu and Somanathapura - Wonders of the world and Must see in INDIA" for the trip planning, nearby places and stay options.

http://myjourneysinindia.blogspot.in/2014/05/belur-halebidu-and-somanathapura.html

Doddagaddavalli is 25 kms from Belur and can be covered along with Belur. This is a small temple but dedicated to Lakshmi Devi. Little different from the other temples around.

Refer Wiki for more details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakshmi_Devi_Temple,_Doddagaddavalli


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View of the temple from the entrance

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Skeleton Dvarapala guarding the temple, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvarapala

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These multi layered ceilings are common in many temples, so beautiful

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Lakshmi Devi

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Another view of the temple and the Vimanas

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See the intricate jewels, crown and the carvings above the head

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Another master piece

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Still few are not finished yet..... see the blank area

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Old kannada inscription

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Temple Vimanas

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