On another side of a balcony pillar at the Ladkhan Temple, there is this unique sculpture referencing the Chalukya rulers (r. 543 - 753 CE). It presents motifs of kingship and fertility. Within the crescent (lunette) at the top, there is the parasol (chattra) accompanied by crossed fly whisks (chauris) - held by attendants either of a god or royal person. Centre, there are two bands of lotus blossoms, while beneath, there is a wide band featuring dwarves (ganas, servants of Lord Shiva) alternated with kirttimukhas.
The geo coordinates for the temple in Google Earth are: 16.01.11.67 N and 184.108.40.206 E with elevation at 524 metres.
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