Hoysala Temples of Sindaghatta, Mandya
'Sindaghatta' is an erstwhile town of the Hoysala kingdom . There are many religious structures spread across the village. One such, located in the village center is the beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Lakshminarayana, built during the 14th Century. The Lakshminarayana sculpture inside the Garbhagriha is magnificent. The temple externally is not as intricate as many of the other Hoysala temples though internally, it has all the features representing the same.
|Temple on a Raised Platform|
There is an inscription on the entrance corridor. There is also a tall Garuda pillar in front of the temple .The interior of the temple is a true reflection of patience and skill possessed by the artisans, craftsmen and sculptors.
|Decorative Door Frame|
|Lord Lakshminarayana on the Lintel|
|Lion Carving on top of the Pillar|
|Temple Gate and the Pillar|
The priest lives by the side of the temple. We were unable to gather much information about this temple from the priest. The ASI maintains this temple while there is permanent care taker.
To be continued .............