Mahadeva Temple (site 11)

Mahadeva Temple (site 11-1)
Site Number: sci-site011, Date Period: Medieval, Brief History: Temple seems to have origins in Medieval or early medieval period, other historical details are unavailable., Local Tradition Associated With Building--Structure--Site: Gaya shraddha, place of pindadana and darshan, General Remarks: There is an inscription, Architectural Style: Inner sanctum with 20 pillars, Description Of The Building--Structure--Site: Mahadeva temple: -- Inner sanctum with a shiva linga and a twenty pillared mandapa -- Narasimha Temple (east of Mahadeva): -- small rock temple -- Sarasvati Temple (east of Narasimha): -- small rock temple -- Two single chamber shrines face Narasimha. All five are treated as one unit in Vishnupad. --, Location: Northeast of 16 padas in Vishnupad complex, Approach: in Vishnupad Complex, Topographical Features: Slope of the Mundaprishta hill on the western bank of the Phalgu, across from the Sita Kunda, Building-Structural Material And Other: Brick stone, Usage: Active worship and darshan, Ownership: Vishnupada Prabandhakarini Samiti Ilake Chaudahasaiya Gayapala -- current head of committee is Shankaralala Pathak (Ghadiwala), Protection Status: Good, Present Condition: Maintained, Conservation Assessment: Alright, Vishnu: I. Mahadeva Temple. By opening: 1. Vishnu, 16" -- Outside, left: 1. Dasavatara. II. Narasimha temple. Outside, southern side: 1. Vishnu sitting? -- Central figure: 1. Narasimha, 60" (likely 11th century) -- Northern wall: 1. Vishnu, 14" -- Northern wall outside chamber: 1. two dasavatara panels, 6"x40", 6"x30" -- Opposite wall, western (facing shrine): 1. Vishnu, 40", 2. Vishnu, 36" -- , 3. Vishnu, 36". III Another small Shrine nearby: 1. two Vishnu, 16" and 20" --, Shiva: I. Mahadeva Temple. South wall: 1. ganesha, 16", 2. Uma-Maheshvara, 14" -- Inner sanctum: 1. huge shiva linga -- North wall: 1. Uma-Maheshvara, 16". II. Narasimha temple. Outside, southern side: 1. Shiva? -- On top of shrine, northern wall: 1. eroded Uma-Maheshvara -- Northern wall: 1. Ganesha, 15". III. Sarasvati Temple. Inside: 1. Shiva linga -- Northern wall outside chamber: 1. mahakala bhairava, 40" -- Opposite wall, western (facing shrine): 1. Uma-Maheshvara, 14" -- Around corner: 1. lying female with child (Shaive figure, likely Parvati and Ganesha), Devi: I. Mahadeva Temple. By opening: 1. Camunda, 16" -- By opening, left: 1. Durga, 36". II. Sarasvati Temple. -- Inside: 1. Sarasvati, 40" -- Around corner: 1. lying female with child (Shaive figure, likely Parvati and Ganesha). III Another small Shrine nearby: 1. Durga, 26" --, Other gods--goddesses: I. Narasimha temple. Flanking door: 1. two yakshis -- Northern wall: 1. Indra?. 15". II. Sarasvati Temple. -- Inside: 1. Avalokiteshvara, 60"