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Sumeru Temple, Ramnagar

There are hundreds of big and small temples in and around Varanasi dedicated to different deities. Many of these are significant not only for their exalted properties as they attract a large number of devotees from all directions, but they are also aesthetically remarkable for exquisite architectural and sculptural renderings. Some are profusely decorated with beautiful stone carvings and paintings. SUMERU TEMPLE, RAMNAGAR (18th century) is dedicated to Goddess Durga.

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General View

General View
Detail Of Front Wall

Detail Of Front Wall
Female Figure (Putali)

Female Figure (Putali)
Female Figures (Putalis) And Ascetic

Female Figures (Putalis) And Ascetic
Unidentified Figures

Unidentified Figures
Nara-Narayana

Nara-Narayana
Wrestlers

Wrestlers
Mahishasuramardini

Mahishasuramardini
Chiraharana

Chiraharana
Detail of Chiraharana

Detail of Chiraharana
Decorated North Door (Upper Portion)

Decorated North Door (Upper Portion)
Vishnu

Vishnu