There are three Ossian Harihara temples near Jodhpur. These temples are dedicated to Lord Harihara (A union of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu). The first two of the Harihara Osiyan Temples in Rajasthan were constructed in the 8th century. On the other hand, the third one was added in 9th century. The temples are raised on huge plinths. Almost every space in the temples is sculpted to a great extent.
However, one thing worth noticing in the Harihara temples is that the
architecture is far more advanced than some of the other temples in
Ossian. The pillar sculptures of the porch are especially quite complex.
Another fact, a sad one, about these temples is that time has had its
bad effect on them. For example, the first temple has witnessed much
ruination of its ornamentation. It is now only left with its beautiful
archway and the porch columns of the shrines.
In this write up, we tell you about the Harihara Temples in Ossian/Osiyan, near Jodhpur in Rajasthan.