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Bhitargaon Temple




Bhitargaon Temple, built around the 6th century, falls among the Gupta group of temples and is situated at Bhaitargaon in Kanpur Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh.

Built on brick and terracotta, the temple is an astonishing structure of diminishing tiers, raised on a high terrace. The temple has a central offset on three sides and there is an anteroom, which is connected by an oblong passage. The sanctum resembles tri-ratha.

The ceilings of the sanctum and the anteroom represent domical vaults and the entrance steps are covered by wagon-vault. The walls are decorated with large sculptured niches, placed between ornamental pilasters and surmounted by terracotta bands between two prominent cornices. The sculptures on the walls depict various divinities, myths and stories. It is also decorated with figures of animals, birds and beasts.



Updated on 12th September, 2014
District: Kanpur Nagar District
Location: Kanpur    

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