This is the floor plan of the Brahmesvara temple in Kikkeri, Karnataka India. Kikkeri is a large village in the Mandya district of Karnataka, about 15 kilometers southwest of Shravanabelagola, and about 70 kilometers north of Mysuru. It was a much larger town in its history in a region that hosted several Hindu and Jain temples. Some such as the Malleshwara temple is now mostly in ruins, others missing but mentioned in inscriptions found in the village.
This temple is intricately carved and decorated with Hindu religious arts. It has lost some of its major statues, some take away during the colonial era and sold to major museums of the world, sometimes labelled as 'Hoysala art, near Belur'.
The temple's architectural plan follows the square and circle principle found in historic Sanskrit texts.
The relative scale and relative dimensions in this architectural drawing are close to the actual but neither exact nor complete. The plan illustrates the design and layout, but some intricate details or parts of the temple may not be shown. In cases where exact measurements were not feasible, the drawing uses best approximations and rounds the best measurements feasible.
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