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12th Century

A great deal of care has gone into the construction of the Kashivisvanatha temple in Lakkundi which deifies Shiva. This temple has a unique feature: a small surya shrine faces the main shrine on the west. There is a common platform between both which must have been an open mandapa originally. Hence the Kashivisvanatha temple has an entrance on the east side and south side of the mandapa. The entrance doorway and the towers are covered with close intricate carving. The shikhara is in the North-Indian style and it looks like a lathe must have been used to make the complex circular pillars.
Floor Plan
The later-Chalukyas used Kirthi Mukha (demon faces) in their sculptures.
There is an entrance onthe south too.
A platform with four pillars inside the mandapa.