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Above the pillars and eaves of the ranga mandapa, five niche-like structures (faux shrines) have been constructed to house statues. I can only speculate, and since if nothing is ventured, nothing is gained, I presume that the central, largest, and most elaborate houses the image of King Krishnadeva Raya. To his right, the statue is of a female so I would assume that this must be his senior of two consorts. On his left, a male, could be his son and heir or the prime minister he regarded as his mentor. The temple hall was built to commemorate his coronation in 1510 AD, and there is a stela at ground level filled with detail (tomorrow's upload) concerning this event.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2006-11-11
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Esposizione: f/6.3, 1/500 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-26 4:11
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