Ruins of the Temple at Sivasamudram.
Artist: Fraser, Thomas (1776-1823)
Water-colour drawing by Thomas Fraser of the ruins of the Temple at Sivasamudram in Karnataka, dated c.1800. Inscribed on back in ink is: 'Ruins of the Great Pagoda at the ancient City of Shivensamudra. T. Fraser'; on front in water-colour': T. Fraser.'
At Sivasamudram the River Cauvery forms two waterfalls that plunge into a depth of 125 metres forming picturesque rapids. This drawing depicts the ruined entrance gopura or pyramidal tower of a temple situated in a densely forested hills near the falls.