Love in the 7th Century

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On the ledges of the temples, mainly the Swarge Bhramma Temple, figures of well proportioned men and women as couples are seen in rather amorous stances. The couples are placed on either side of the astha dik palakas or the deities presiding over each direction.

About the Swarga Brahma Temple(from http://www.kaladarshana.com)

This evolved and well-preserved temple is the closest to what a complete Alampur temple would have looked like. Its porch has six pillars, two pairs in the front and one on each side, each fluted and with the usual elaborate capitals. An inscription mentions that the temple was built in 7th c by a local feudatory Ela Arasa in honour of (the Badami Chalukyan emperor) Vinayaditya’s queen.

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