Ram Mandir, Durga Shrine, and Kanya Kumari Mandir (site 14)

Ram Mandir, Durga Shrine, and Kanya Kumari Mandir (site 14-1)
Site Number: sci-site014, Date Period: Durga early medieval, Ram Mandir early modern, Brief History: Unknown, Local Tradition Associated With Building--Structure--Site: Story of sculpture as narrated by Sadananda Gurda: Durga sculpture is from a place called Upardeeh. It was found in a well by a local doctor's daughter, who brought the sculpture to her house and installed it. Subsequently her whole family perished in a plague, which was brought by some people from Himanchal Pradesh state of India, including daughter. The doctor attributed this misfortune to the instillation of the statue in his house, and as a result threw the sculpture in a cremation ground in Gaya. Later the sculpture was brought to the temple and installed in a grilled enclosure near Vishnupad., Architectural Style: Ram Mandir: shikhara style, Description Of The Building--Structure--Site: Ram Mandir: Chamber with courtyard on two sides. Southern wall has a large Hanuman with Ram and Sita on his shoulders. Sanctum has beautiful lintels painted red and green. Temple looks pretty new. -- Durga: Outdoor shrine open and gated on one side. -- Kanya Kumari Shrine: Single cell shrine, painted purple with red gate., Location: Near dev ghat, Approach: On way to dev ghat from Vishnupad's northern back-alley entrance, Topographical Features: North-eastern slope of Mundaprishtha hill, Building-Structural Material And Other: Brick stone, Usage: Active worship, Protection Status: Good, Present Condition: Good, Conservation Assessment: Good, Vishnu: I. Ma Mandir, Kanya Kumari. Southern wall: 1. Vishnu, 18", Shiva: I. Ma Mandir, Kanya Kumari. Niche south of Goddess on western wall: 1. Uma-Maheshvara, 26" -- Southern wall: 1. Ganesha, 16" -- By entrance: 1. decayed Ganesha., Devi: I. Druga shrine: 1. Durga, 66", Other gods--goddesses: I. Ma Mandir, Kanya Kumari. Southern wall: 1. Surya 18". II. Ram Mandir. -- North wall near main entrance: 1. Hanuman, with Ram and Sita on Shoulder, 10' -- Main shrine: 1. Ram, Sita, Lakshman, 2. door jamb panel has two dwarapala figures -- South wall of sanctum: 1. large black hanuman -- North wall of sanctum: 1. ganga ma -- -- --
Ram Mandir, Durga Shrine, and Kanya Kumari Mandir (site 14-2)
Site Number: sci-site014, Date Period: Durga early medieval, Ram Mandir early modern, Brief History: Unknown, Local Tradition Associated With Building--Structure--Site: Story of sculpture as narrated by Sadananda Gurda: Durga sculpture is from a place called Upardeeh. It was found in a well by a local doctor's daughter, who brought the sculpture to her house and installed it. Subsequently her whole family perished in a plague, which was brought by some people from Himanchal Pradesh state of India, including daughter. The doctor attributed this misfortune to the instillation of the statue in his house, and as a result threw the sculpture in a cremation ground in Gaya. Later the sculpture was brought to the temple and installed in a grilled enclosure near Vishnupad., Architectural Style: Ram Mandir: shikhara style, Description Of The Building--Structure--Site: Ram Mandir: Chamber with courtyard on two sides. Southern wall has a large Hanuman with Ram and Sita on his shoulders. Sanctum has beautiful lintels painted red and green. Temple looks pretty new. -- Durga: Outdoor shrine open and gated on one side. -- Kanya Kumari Shrine: Single cell shrine, painted purple with red gate., Location: Near dev ghat, Approach: On way to dev ghat from Vishnupad's northern back-alley entrance, Topographical Features: North-eastern slope of Mundaprishtha hill, Building-Structural Material And Other: Brick stone, Usage: Active worship, Protection Status: Good, Present Condition: Good, Conservation Assessment: Good, Vishnu: I. Ma Mandir, Kanya Kumari. Southern wall: 1. Vishnu, 18", Shiva: I. Ma Mandir, Kanya Kumari. Niche south of Goddess on western wall: 1. Uma-Maheshvara, 26" -- Southern wall: 1. Ganesha, 16" -- By entrance: 1. decayed Ganesha., Devi: I. Druga shrine: 1. Durga, 66", Other gods--goddesses: I. Ma Mandir, Kanya Kumari. Southern wall: 1. Surya 18". II. Ram Mandir. -- North wall near main entrance: 1. Hanuman, with Ram and Sita on Shoulder, 10' -- Main shrine: 1. Ram, Sita, Lakshman, 2. door jamb panel has two dwarapala figures -- South wall of sanctum: 1. large black hanuman -- North wall of sanctum: 1. ganga ma -- -- --
Ram Mandir, Durga Shrine, and Kanya Kumari Mandir (site 14-3)
Site Number: sci-site014, Date Period: Durga early medieval, Ram Mandir early modern, Brief History: Unknown, Local Tradition Associated With Building--Structure--Site: Story of sculpture as narrated by Sadananda Gurda: Durga sculpture is from a place called Upardeeh. It was found in a well by a local doctor's daughter, who brought the sculpture to her house and installed it. Subsequently her whole family perished in a plague, which was brought by some people from Himanchal Pradesh state of India, including daughter. The doctor attributed this misfortune to the instillation of the statue in his house, and as a result threw the sculpture in a cremation ground in Gaya. Later the sculpture was brought to the temple and installed in a grilled enclosure near Vishnupad., Architectural Style: Ram Mandir: shikhara style, Description Of The Building--Structure--Site: Ram Mandir: Chamber with courtyard on two sides. Southern wall has a large Hanuman with Ram and Sita on his shoulders. Sanctum has beautiful lintels painted red and green. Temple looks pretty new. -- Durga: Outdoor shrine open and gated on one side. -- Kanya Kumari Shrine: Single cell shrine, painted purple with red gate., Location: Near dev ghat, Approach: On way to dev ghat from Vishnupad's northern back-alley entrance, Topographical Features: North-eastern slope of Mundaprishtha hill, Building-Structural Material And Other: Brick stone, Usage: Active worship, Protection Status: Good, Present Condition: Good, Conservation Assessment: Good, Vishnu: I. Ma Mandir, Kanya Kumari. Southern wall: 1. Vishnu, 18", Shiva: I. Ma Mandir, Kanya Kumari. Niche south of Goddess on western wall: 1. Uma-Maheshvara, 26" -- Southern wall: 1. Ganesha, 16" -- By entrance: 1. decayed Ganesha., Devi: I. Druga shrine: 1. Durga, 66", Other gods--goddesses: I. Ma Mandir, Kanya Kumari. Southern wall: 1. Surya 18". II. Ram Mandir. -- North wall near main entrance: 1. Hanuman, with Ram and Sita on Shoulder, 10' -- Main shrine: 1. Ram, Sita, Lakshman, 2. door jamb panel has two dwarapala figures -- South wall of sanctum: 1. large black hanuman -- North wall of sanctum: 1. ganga ma