Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Brahmadeva Pillar, Kambadahalli

In Kambadahalli we have ancient Brahmadeva Pillar in front of the temple Panchakuta Basadi. It is believed that the village got this name due to the pillar erected here. When Kambadahalli when translated in Kannada language it literally means "village with pillar". This is one of the few high-raised pillars in ancient South India. 



This 57-feet-high pillar stands on an octagonal base. Tiers of floral motifs adorn its well-crafted shaft. On the pillar there are carvings of ashta dikpalakas. An inscription around the lower portion of the pillar dates back to 1118 A.D. 


The pillar top has a square platform that holds aloft the seated image of Brahma Yaksha. The outer corners of the platform are embellished with hanging bells. 



11 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Great pics

Weekend-Windup said...

Happy to see the pillar and to know some things about it...

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Nice pictures...

Jeevan said...

Well carved pillar, simple and neat design!

Lady Fi said...

How gorgeous!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I can only imagine how this work was accomplished. Very impressive!

dhiru guri said...

Wonderful pillar, there are fascinating stories associated with this pillar.

Jim said...

A great monument. Reminds of the monuments in the Column Garden in Centennial Park Sydney.

joshidaniel.com said...

that looks tall :)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The decoration on top must be difficult to see from the ground. Like the spires of Gothic cathedrals it ascends to heaven!

Kathe W. said...

wow- just imagine watching this be built!