Madanikas Overview

Yet another reason the Chennakaseva Temple is one of the most frequented tourist places in Belur - the Madanikas! Also known as Celestial Nymphs, the Madanikas are beautifully carved Bracket Figures that grace the walls of the temple. These structures are designed with utmost precision.

These Madanikas can be found depicting various forms and postures of Bharatanatyam, crafted to perfection! There are 42 of these Madanikas in the temple, four of which can be seen in the temple’s ceiling and reflect the true brilliance of the Hoysala designs. The remaining 38 figures dot the exterior of the temple, enriching the architectural beauty of the temple.

Distance from Belur: 850 m

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