The Temples of Tiruchanur – Mantapa before the temple

This mantapa is situated to the east of the Nandimantapa. It contains four pillars in the front, four at the back and four in the centre. Its adhishtana has a row of makaras at the top. These pillars are in the early Vijayanagara style. There is a square in shatkona on the under side of the ceiling above the four central pillars. There is a lotus inside the square. There are a few sculptures on the backwall of the mantapa. Of them the following are of interest:-

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