Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Chandrapura Nandi

Chandrapura, the once great Bhoja and Kadamba capital of Goa, traced its origins to the 3rd century A.D. It was completely destroyed by invading Turko-Afghan troops in the 14th century. Nothing remains except for a beheaded Nandi statue found in a ditch. It constituted a crucial element of the once great Isvorachem Shiva temple that adored the centre of Chandrapura. The statue is stylistically dated to the 11th century, although the temple itself was much older.

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