Ruined Car Street In Front Of Hazararama Temple

Ruined Car Street In Front Of Hazararama Temple

BRIEF HISTORY:About 100 m east of the Hazara Ramchandra temple, there is a ruined arched gateway. Through this gateway passes a stone-paved street in east-west orientation. Flanking the street there are several dilapidated structures like temples, a tank and pavilions. There is a small west-¬facing shrine having on plan a ruined sanctum and a mukhamantapa. It has fragments of a lofty lamp¬ pillar of stone in front. Beside this temple is a deep square tank surrounded by back rests, with steps on the four sides. It has an inlet aqueduct on the west. To the east of this tank are two small single-¬celled shrines, one housing a rectangular chlorite pedestal and the other housing a sculpture of Nandi.

To the north of the tank, enclosed by prakara walls, is a south-facing temple with garbhagriha, antarala, sabhamantapa with a side entrance on the east and a mukhamantapa. To the east of this temple are seen a number of architectural members of a ruined shrine. Attached to the arched gateway runs a fort wall towards the north and south. To the south of the arched gateway is a passage flanked by two platforms. Further east ‘of the gateway, flanking the passage there are three ruined temples and a double-storeyed mantapa. On the north side adjoining the gateway are seen a heap of architectural members with a ruined mantapa and further east a garbhagriha having a five-aisled pillared hall at the back and a three-aisled pillared hall on the east.