Plate 4. Miscellaneous Series. Jaina Temples. Sonawal. View of Sonawal
Artist: Maisey, Frederick Charles (1825-1892)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil drawing heightened in white of the view of the Jain temples at Sonagiri in Madhya Pradesh by Frederick Charles Maisey, from an album of 60 drawings dated 1847-1854.
Sonagiri, is a site sacred to Digambara Jains situated 60 kilometres southeast of Gwalior. Around eigthy four white shrines with tall spires are dotted on top of a solitary hillock to mark the spot where the legendary King Nanganang Kumar and many Jain ascetic achieved liberation from the cycle of rebirth. The temple were built around 1300.