Chaturbhuja Vishnu temple, Deo, w. Bihar consecrated to the Sun God Surya in th…


Chaturbhuja Vishnu temple, Deo, w. Bihar consecrated to the Sun God Surya in the 10th C. and converted into a Vishnu temple in the 15th C.. The curvilinear superstructure is typical of Northern India -this sikhara is crowned by an 'amalaka', a stone disk. Some propose it symbolizes the sun and is a spiritual gateway up. Or it may be a lotus the symbolic seat of the deity inside. Perhaps here the first meaning was converted to second.



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