After visiting the Sachiya Mata Temple, we walked the short distance south to the group of three Harihara Temples - the latter all dating from the ninth century. Harihara II and Harihara III are the nearest - they form a pair - and we reached them first. I had just started examining Harihara II when I looked north, and was struck by this view of the Sachiya Mata (from the south, with the midday sun). It reminded me that the shikharas of north Indian temples represent the mountain peak of Mt. Meru - the cosmic mountain and abode of the gods. Mt. Meru is located at the centre of the world - ergo at the centre of the temple and above the sanctuary.
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