Photographer's Note

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: N and E with elevation at 524 metres.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 914] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-11-10
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-30 3:31
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