Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A layout in traditional Hindu temple architecture in which the central shrine is surrounded by four subsidiary shrines, each at one corner of a square. The four smaller shrines may contain aniconic representations of a deity. Evidence of the Panchayatana temple layout has been found as far back as the Kushan Empire (c. first to third century CE).