Next to the eventual stupa there is double storied temple facing north. Originally the lower story is a rock-cut cave, the 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 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.
Buddhist temple of Aragada Hill on the map
|Location, GPS 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|
|Rating:||(1 / 5)|
|Where is located?||Asia, India, Odisha, Puri district, 24 km southwest from Bhubaneswar, northern slope of Aragada Hill|
|Age:||the 9th – 10th century AD|
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