(Last Updated on : 04/04/2012)
Avantipur temple is a remarkable example of Temple sculpture of Jammu and Kashmir
. This temple is named after the ruler Avantivarman, who ruled Kashmir in the ninth century. The sanctum is engraved with figures of Kamdev, King Avanthivarman, his queen and entourage.
temples truly symbolise the various meanings of religions or faiths that have influenced the faiths of the local inhabitants of the state from ancient time. Shiv Mandir is located in the heart of a busy market of the "Gur- Mandi". It bears relics of the brilliant architectural ability of the ancient times. The "Panch Mandir, Kapurthala Town" is dedicated to several Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Constructed by "Fateh Singh Ahluwalia" , the "Panch Mandir" of the Kapurthala town in Punjab bears the relics of rich architectural legacy. The giant structure at the middle of the holy sanctorium, is encircled by many smaller temples.
Temple sculpture of Uttarakhand
follows the Nagara style of temple architecture. Images are either made of bronze or black stone. The main shrine of Badrinath Temple houses the black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan, sitting under a gold canopy, under a Badri Tree. Baleshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The two other temples in the compound of Baleshwar temple: one dedicated to Ratneshwar and other to Champawati Durga. The temple is an example of South Indian Architecture with stone carving works. Mahasu Devta Temple is located on the Tuini-Mori road at Hanol in Uttarakhand. It is an ancient temple of Mahasu Devta built in 9th century. The temple was initially constructed in Huna architectural style initially but, over the ages, acquired a mixed style. The stone built classical sanctum sanctorum has one bronze image.
Temple sculpture of Rajasthan
are found in the temples of ancient and medieval times in Bharatpur, Abaneri, Baroli, Ramgarh, Nagda, Ajmer
, Chittor, Mandore, Osiytan, Jaisalmer
, and Udaipur
. Rajput architecture and sculpture have also been fused in these temple walls. A row of figures embellishes the Surya temple, Jhalarapatan, in southern Rajasthan
. The stone carvers of this region produced some of the finest temples dedicated to Devi, Shiva, Vishnu, and the Sun God, adorning the buildings with delicately carved figures of human and celestial beings. Various panels within the temple display figures of men, women, and animals in high relief. The majestic figures of elephants are found almost everywhere. Jain temples are infused with sculptures. The stone is moulded, chiselled, scooped out and then developed.