The Site is located in Khardi, Maharashtra close to Bhatsa dam. It has a tropical climate. The average annual temperature is 31°C , with 9 months of summer ( 30 to 40 degrees Celsius ) and a very mild winter with temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius The month of August has the greatest amount of precipitation, with an average of about 1188mm.
A series of small courtyards with varying volumes envelope this small Hindu Temple.Hindu temples over centuries have been planned in a natural progression through 3 man spaces. The entrance space called the “ardhamandapa” leads one into the “mandapa”, the praying space from where one sees the deity space called the “garbagraha”.This temple design takes cognizance of the traditional spatial configuration creating the three spaces in natural sequence.
These volumes however are entered through a series of sheltered and open walkways and courtyards created with textured & perforated brick screen walls.
The entire circulation is purposely lengthened to convey a sense of tranquility prior to entering the main prayer hall.The shikhara is the most dominant element of all Hindu temples and is the highest part situated above the deity.Exposed brick layers rotating gradually create the shikhar of this temple with a skylight at the top to allow natural light to fall directly on the deity during the day.To be built on a small site at a road junction in Khardi village in Maharashtra, India. This temple design alludes to tradition , creates a natural environment , is sustainable & responds to the hot climate of its location.