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KARTIKAY
This is most beautiful and expressive idol kept in the niche on the northern face of the temple. Six headed Kartikay is shown seated on the peacock in lalitasan with a blissful main face. Of the two hands on the side upper one has shakti (partly broken) and lower hand has matuling. The lower right hand indistinct object and the upper right hand has a chakra.

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BRAHMA
Four handed, pot bellied and bearded Brahma is shown seated in lalitasan bearing a turban. The lower left hand has a pot and the upper left hand holds a book. The upper right hand holds an umbrella like object and the lower right hand is in vard mudra with a rosary.

 

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SURYA DEV
Idol of Surya Dev sitting on a chariot driven by seven horses is placed on the rear side niche of the temple in the eastern side. Surya Dev is shown holding lotus flowers in both the hands and bearing a kirit mukut, kanthahar, kundals and vaijyantimala.

 

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CHAMUNDA
This is a rare idol of goddess Chamunda. The ten handed devi is shown in rage killing a demon while standing on the body of kaal. On the right is shown another under her dagger. The goddess is depicted in usual manner in skelton form, with drooping breasts, bearing mundmala, having a mund in her crown and also bearing a row of munds on her forehead. Her rough thorn like hairs are shown in erected form to express the state of aggression. The posture of her left hand with a little finger resting on her chin in vismay mudra is strange. From the face expressions, goddess appears to be ecstatic of her act. The objects on the five right hands are: 1. trident 2. khapper 3. kharag 4. damru 5. sword. Her left five holds: 1. hand in vismay mudra 2. khatwang 3. shool 4. ganta 5. mund.

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ARDH LAXMI-NARAYAN
This unique image in northern India depicts composite form of Vishnu with his female counterpart, seated on garuda which is shown ten handed with humane face and body. The right side depicting Vishnu has a kirit mukut and karanphool. Of his four hands Vishnu is holding usual attributes lotus, mace, couch and discuss. However, it is the left side of the image which is unusual and makes it very important and different. It shows female form with a low round crown, round earrings and hair-do in the background. In her four hands she holds a book in front hand, a lotus in the second, a pot in the third and a mirror in the upper hand. Of these book is an attribute of Sarasvati and mirror is an attribute of Parvati. It means the artist has combined the attributes of two goddesses with that of Laxmi. There is a foliated hallow behind the head of image.

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