Background: Jagadambi Temple; foreground: ruins of a Shiva temple
The foreground temple is almost completely destroyed, its sanctum is completely gone. However, there is enough left to know that that temple was dedicated to Shiva.
Sardula in temple ruins
The remnants of the temple house another sardula, the lion symbol of the Chandela Dynasty that built this complex.
View of the Jagadambi Temple Shikara
This temple was originally dedicated to Vishnu. Now, however, its sanctum contains the figure of either Paravati, consort of Shiva, painted black, or of Kali, goddess of destruction, (there is dispute which). "Jagadambi" is the local name for Kali.
Figures on elevation of Jagadambi Temple
Female figure applying eye-makeup on the left, amorous couple on the right.
Closeup of a damaged mithuna couple
If you can force your eyes to look at the top of the picture, notice the more elaborate hairstyle of the female figure.
A selection of typical themes
Here there are gods (among them Vishnu), vyalas, mithuna couples, and other figures.
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