Ruined Gateway With Lofty Pillars To The West Of Vitthala Temple

Ruined Gateway With Lofty Pillars To The West Of Vitthala Temple

BRIEF HISTORY:This is an ornate but incomplete gopura to the north of Kings balance and to the south-west of the Vitthala temple. It has four ornate lofty pillars forming its doorjambs. These doorjambs are carved with bas-reliefs of Hanuman, Garuda, an apsara standing an a makara and a scroll design issuing from the mouth of makara. Ornate mouldings are seen on the southern and northern sides of the basement, of which the lower mouldmg is depicted with a frieze of horses. Other bas-reliefs carved on the basement depict vyala, Balakrishna, Vishnu, Vitthala, Narasimha and musicians. There are two standing composite pillars between the doorjambs sculptured with rampant lions with riders, below which are miniature sikhara motifs.