Deo somnath temple, Dungarpur (Rajasthan)
Built in :- 12th century
Built by Local Rajput Rulers
Dedicated to Bhagwan Shiv

This grand temple of Shiva was built in 12th century AD by the local Rajput rulers in Malva style of temple architecture.This is enclosed by a prakara. Built of huge slabs of micaceous schist and gneiss, the three-storeyed temple has imposing appearance. Its sanctum, which is sunk 2.7 m below the ground level, has a false ceiling over which rises the sikhara with prominent ratha projections. It has a narrow antarala preceded by   sabhamandapa with a samvarana roof and three entrance porches. There are two inscriptions in the temple, one by Maharawal Sesmal (AD 1586-1606) and the other by Maharawal Gopinath (AD 1424-47).

Enclosed by a prakara, the three-storeyed temple is built of huge slabs of micaceous schist and gneiss. Its sanctum, which is 2.7 metres below ground level, has a false ceiling over which the sikhara (spire) rises with prominent ratha projections. It has a narrow antarala preceded by sabhamandapa with a samvarana roof and three entrance porches. There are two inscriptions in the temple, one by Maharawal Sesmal (AD 1586-1606) and the other by Maharawal Gopinath (AD 1424-47).

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