Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: November 14, 20212021-11-14T18:38:11+05:30 2021-11-14T18:38:11+05:30In: GENERAL Describe Somnath Temple. Describe PM Modi named Somnath Temple trust chairman. architectureartculture Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Best Answer [Deleted User] 2021-11-14T18:46:50+05:30Added an answer on November 14, 2021 at 6:46 pm Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chosen as the new chairman of the Somnath Temple trust which manages the Somnath Temple at Prabhas Patan town in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district, becoming the second PM to hold the post. Somnath Temple The Somnath temple (also known as the DeoPatan) is located in Prabhas Patan on the western coast of Gujarat. It is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Temple Architecture The present temple is built in the Chaulukya style of temple architecture or “Kailash Mahameru Prasad” style. This style is sometimes called the Vesara style and Chalukya style. It reflects the skill of the Sompura Salats, one of Gujarat’s master masons. The temple’s share, or main spire, is 15 meters in height, and it has an 8.2-meter tall flag pole at the top. The temple’s entrance has gallery exhibits photos telling the tale of the ancient temple’s ruins, renovations and excavations. The temple’s architecture and is adorned with stone carvings & sculptures. The temple in its interior has a Garbha Griha with the Jyotirlingam enshrined in it, a Sabha Mandap or assembly hall and a Nritya mandap. The ceiling is made out of loadstone and is decked with exquisite watercolor paintings. Chalukya or Vasara Style of Temple architecture The Vesara style (Western Chalukyas in the late 10th-century) contains elements of both Dravida and Nagara styles. They have Northern Indian Style of Shikhara and Mandap was designed in Southern Indian Style. Shikhara and Mandap are joint by the Antarala. These temples do not have ambulatory passageways around Sanctum Sanctorum. Examples: Ladkhan Temple at Aihole, DoddaBassapa Temple at Dambal. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell me about Mata Chintpurni temple. Describe Ayodhya’s Ram Temple, a 3-Storey Structure with Nagara Style Architecture.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chosen as the new chairman of the Somnath Temple trust which manages the Somnath Temple at Prabhas Patan town in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district, becoming the second PM to hold the post.
Chalukya or Vasara Style of Temple architecture