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Harihara Temples II and III confront each other just a short stroll to the north and west of Harihara Temple I. Harihara II faces west, while III faces east. Both II and III were built within 25 - 50 years of I, say circa 750 - 775 CE. The main difference in structure between II and I is the addition of an open porch known as a rangamandapa. It was conceived in the same format as I, but with the addition of a railing, known as a vedika, to connect the devakulikas. The porch was a later addition. The image of Harihara on Temple II, uploaded earlier, is a superior execution to that of I, both in terms of the liveliness of facial features and the craft of the sculptor. Moreover, some images on the sanctuary are repeated on the base.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 496] (1533)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-12-04
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-10-12 3:44
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