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Sanctuary entrance
Evidence of an elaborate sculptural programme remains in the discoloured fragments of the ardhamandapam entrance. Pierced screens on each side have triple rows of creeper circles containing images of dancers and musicians. Below this are images of shalabhanjikas. The lintel above is an elaborate composition crowded with figures, probably a scene from the Siva Purana. More figural panels are placed at the base of the entrance frame. Of the four small shrines at the corners of the mandapam, only two remain. In the one to the right of the sanctum entrance, seen here, a Mahisa-mardhini image survives.


Ruins of Temple

Mandapam

Sanctuary entrance

Excavation trench

Reddigudi

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