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The ornate deul encompasses the statues of Ashta Dikpalas, which guard the eight cardinal directions of the temple that displays several Shalabhanjikas, Darpani Nayikas, Mardal Vaadakas and dancing figures on its intricately carved walls.
Model conservation
The figurines on the vimana, including those of ashta dikpalas, the Garudas in four corners and the sages, were all gold plated.
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Chiselled to perfection
He is also present in a cave at Badami where he is surrounded by ashta-dikpalas or the eight guardians of the directions. At Jambulinga, he is seated in an octagonal frame.
Monolithic marvel
At the entrance to the temple complex, massive sculptures of ashta dikpalas have been sculpted on the screen walls. Explaining their presence, Deglurkar said: “Ashta dikpalas are the guardians of the eight directions.

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