11th-century Nilakanthesvara (Udayesvara) temple in north Madhya Pradesh is the best example of Bhumija style.
Latina in Khajuraho
The square and circle plan applied together
Homogeneous Shikhara (but with rathas) of the Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneswar
From the side, showing the truncated shikhara at left and a side porch.
Bhand Deva temple, Rajasthan
Udayesvara Temple in Udaipur, Madhya Pradesh
Two Bhumija temples, Narmada river (Omkareshwar temples, Mandhata)
Bhand Deul (Jain), Arang, Chhattisgarh
Palasdev temple, Maharashtra (between Pune and Solapur)
Sadashiva Temple (1249 CE) at Nuggehalli, Karnataka
Small Bhumija-style shrines flanking the step before the main Belur temple, Karnakata
The Bhumija shikara of Galteshwar Temple

Bhumija is a variety of north Indian temple architecture marked by how the rotating square-circle principle is applied to construct the shikhara (superstructure or spire) on top of the sanctum.

- Bhumija

Unusually, the sanctuary or garbhagriha is below ground, reached by some 20 steps down from the mandapa, and is open to the sky as the shikhara tower above stops abruptly at a little above the height of the mandapa, and was apparently never completed.

- Shiv Mandir, Ambarnath

It is in bhumija form, and if completed would have been close in form to the Udayesvara Temple also known as Neelkantheshwara temple in Udaipur, Madhya Pradesh, begun in 1059, and the Gondeshwar Temple at Sinnar.

- Shiv Mandir, Ambarnath

Bhumija. The tower has miniature spires, in horizontal and vertical rows, all the way to the top, creating a grid-like effect on each face. The tower is generally less strongly vertical in overall shape, often approaching a pyramidal shape. Mainly found in the northern Deccan and West India.

- Shikhara

The bhumija spire probably first appears around 1000-1025, with other temples begun in the 1050s, such as the Shiv Mandir, Ambarnath.

- Shikhara

Shiv Mandir, Ambarnath, Maharashtra

- Bhumija
11th-century Nilakanthesvara (Udayesvara) temple in north Madhya Pradesh is the best example of Bhumija style.

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