RAJASTHAN fascinating landscape

Jhalrapatan, nested amidst the fascinating landscape of Hadoti, is situated on the bank of river Chandrabhaga in Jhalawar district, Kota. Near Jhalrapatan exists an enchanting cluster of temples known Chandravati, noted for its intricate sculpture.

The Sun Temple is situated in the heart of Jhalrapatan town, the temple has a developed Shikhara rising 96 feet from ground and forming a cluster-Shikhara. Assigned to 11th Century, this nagar temple is of Bhumija category comprising a ground plan: Saptaratha garbhagraha (sanctum cell), antarala (vestibule), rangamandapa (pillared hall) and three pravesha-mandapa (entrance porches) adorned with elegant toranarches. Actually, it is a Shiva Shrine, known as Padmanabh, Figures of goddesses Ganga and Yamuna are distinct at the sanctum door, and flying motifs of Vidyadharas and Gandharvas, heavenly magicians and musicians, float about on walls, all carved superbly.
Jhalrapatan with its romantic landscape and architectural grandeur invites both, the tourist traveler and scholarly inclined.

The main attraction of the temple consists of the sculptural embellishment of its Jangha (wall). Some sculptures are briefly described as below.

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