Friday, May 3, 2013

Mahalaxmi temple, Kolhapur

Mahalaxmi or Ambabai temple as it is locally known is situated in the heart of the Kolhapur city in South Maharashtra.

The temple was constructed sometime in 6-7th cen. AD.

The style of construction is distinctly Chalukyan as can be seen from the other Chalukyan temple located in the neighboring state of Karnataka.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi and has been patronised over the years by various ruling dynasties like the Marathas, Yadavas, Silharas etc.

The entire temple is built in blackstone and probably in the male female conjoint type construction without use of mortor.

The sabhamandapa appears to have been built during the maratha period and has a wooden construction typical to that period.

The temple has a stellate plan and its walls are ornate with several motifs and figurines of Gods, Goddesses, Apsaras, Gandharvas, Yakshas etc.

Photos :

Misc. photos of Kolhapur:

Misc photos - Shalini palace and Rankala lake:

Text & Photographs : Abhijit Rajadhyaksha


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