Nātya Sundari – Madanike with a traditional dancing stance
As you can see from the image, this shilābālike is elegantly standing with a dancing pose. Accompanying her are the two male musicians at the bottom, both playing the dolu, a two-sided drum-like percussion instrument.
This shilābālike is one of the 38 bracket figures mounted on the exterior wall surrounding the navaranga of the Chennakeshava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India. Each of these figures is attached to an inclined bracket placed just below the eaves of the temple. The base of the sculpture is mounted on the side of a pillar just below its capital.
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Bracket Figures
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Navaranga
– Belur Chennakeshava Temple – Garbhagriha Outer Wall
– Somanathapura Keshava Temple – A Magnificent Temple Dedicated to Vishnu
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