Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: Architectural drawings

By Ar Deepak Gahlowt and his team*

Extending over an area of approximately two kilometers, the temple cluster is commonly identified by the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, one of the better-preserved structures within the group. Consequently, it is referred to as the Neelkanth Mahadev group of temples. Aside from the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, the surviving components of the other structures are mainly limited to plinths and scattered architectural fragments. The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a tri-kuta shrine, comprising three shrines, each connected by the mandapa (pillared hall) and preceded by the mukhamandapa (front porch). Architecturally, all three shrines follow a pancharatha (five ratha or projections on each side) plan. The temple has undergone several renovations, particularly to the exteriors of the northern and southern shrines, which have been reconstructed with plain stone blocks and incongruously added fragments from the original temple structure.

Satellite imagery locating Neelkanth Mahadev group of temples
Site plan of the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Site section of the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Floor plan of the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Section drawing of the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple