Next to the eventual stupa there is double storied temple facing north. Originally the lower storey is a rock-cut cave, upper floor is later stone structure. Temple is abandoned.
Upper floor is 3.45 x 3.45 m large, 2.4 m high. Temple is is not rich with ornamentation, except for latticed windows towards east and west and pilasters with simple ornaments.
Close to the temple there is small (0.4 x 0.3 m) rock-cut niche housing a Dhyani Buddha (representing one of five qualities of Buddha), flanked by flying Vidyadhara. Nearby also rock-cut water tank – 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.25 m large.
Basing of architectural details (nagara style) the temple could be attributed to Somavamsi period.
- Documentation format for Double Storied Temple at Aragada Hill, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. Accessed on May 8, 2010.
- Double Storied Temple at Aragada Hill, Images, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. Was accessed on May 8, 2010.
|Coordinates:||20.1210 N 85.7137 E (mistake up to 2000 m)|
|Categories:||Buddhist shrines, Hindu shrines, Rock cut temples and monasteries|
|Values:||Art, Architecture, History, Archaeology|
|Address:||Asia, India, Orissa, Puri district, 24 km southwest from Bhubaneswar, northern slope of Aragada Hill|
|Age:||the 9th – 10th century AD|
India is seventh largest country of world by area, and, naturally such a large area contains huge amount of exciting attractions…
Wondermondo considers that India is the second richest centre of architectural heritage in the world after Europe and maybe no single country of the world can match it in this respect.
Buddhism is one of the world religions and at the same time is a spiritual philosophy with diverse traditions, beliefs and practices. There exists rich tradition of architecture expressed in Buddhist temples and monasteries.
Hinduism is one of the oldest religions – possibly the oldest one among contemporary religions and Hindu temples belong to most impressive religious buildings in the world.
This is the one book you need to understand the spirit of India. Internationally acclaimed as the best book of its type on India, this sixth expanded, revised edition of the multi-award winning book India Unveiled: Spirit, Tradition, People by Robert Arnett truly reveals the diversity and sacredness of the oldest continuously living civilization on earth.
Orissa is one of India’s most fascinating states. Located along along the northeast coast of India on the Bay of Bengal, in the know tourists visit Orissa to see some of the most intriguing tribes and temples in India. Tribal people make up more than one quarter of the states’ population and attend weekly markets that will blow your mind.