Temples of Amarkantak

By Sanjeev Nayyar Sanjeev@esamskriti.com | 2017

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Minutes away from the Narmada Mandir are Amarkantak Group of Temples. The history goes back to the 8th century a.d. when Sankaracharya made a Surya Kunda to specify the source of the Narmada. He also installed a moorthi of Shiva at Pateleshwar in Amarkantak. U see an overview of temple with Surya Kunda in centre of pic

Temples belong to the Nagara style of architecture. Temples belong to the Nagara style of architecture. The temples were built by Kalchuri King Karna Deva (1041 to 1973).

This is Pateleshwar Mandir i.e. in active worship.

Temple on left name is I think Jojila. Centre is Vishnu temple. Right is Shiv Temple. Design is simple yet aesthetic.

Close up of Shiv and Vishnu temples. Something special about the architecture that just loved it.

Walk up a bit to the Karna Temple named after Kalchuri king. The temple on right has given way. Since went about 8ish sky colour was lovely.

A side view of the Karna Temple. Majestic.

Front view of Karna Temple. Rarely seen another structure in front of the shikhar.

Kund inside Narmada Mandir. It is from here that the holy river Narmada emerges. Pranams. The Bhonsles of Nagpur built this temple. To read a good article on Sri Yantra Mandir in Amarkantak http://www.thehindu.com/features/homes-and-gardens/perfect-geometry-in-temple-architecture/article7210527.ece

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