Vimana of Someshvara Temple, Kolar
Photographer: Dixon, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Someshvara Temple at Kolar, taken by Henry Dixon in 1868, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This compound was built under the Gowdas rulers of Karnataka, probably in the early 17th century. The sanctuary with a passageway is preceded by an enclosed mandapa or hall. An open mandapa has a central hall with piers carved with yalis and riders. There is also a kalyana mandapa with fine carvings. The outer walls of the sanctuary are decorated with carved figures set in between pairs of pilasters.