Old Siva Temple On The North-east Side Of Vitthala Temple

Old Siva Temple On The North-east Side Of Vitthala Temple

BRIEF HISTORY:: It is a Vishnu temple facing south with a bazar in front flanked by colonnades. This temple, datable to sixteenth century A.D., has on plan a garbhagriha, an antarala, a pradakshinapatha enclosing the garbhagriha and antarala, a sabhamantapa with two side porches of which the western one is converted into a cell. An ornate mahamantapa with composite pil1ars has a raised roof over the central aisle. The ceiling of the ardhamantapa has an elaborately carved lotus and other panels. The temple has a high adhishtana comprising of seven ornate mouldings The temple is surrounded by a high prakara wall with an ornate gopura to the south. There is a pillared pavilion along the inner side of the prakara wall. There are panels depicting the story of Ramayana on the gopura.