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General view of Mahadeo temple at the source of the Cauvery River, Tulla Cauvery

General view of Mahadeo temple at the source of the Cauvery River, Tulla Cauvery

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1816

Shelfmark: WD744

Item number: 744

Length: 34.5

Width: 49.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of a view of a temple near the Cauvery river in Karnataka, dated 1816-1817. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Pagoda at Tulla Cauvery'; also pencil notes.

The Talacauvery Temple is built around the source of the Cauvery river amidst the picturesque Brahmagiri Hills. On Tulasankramana day (October 17th) thousands of pilgrims come to the river’s birthplace to witness the miraculous rise of the fountainhead, when water gushes up from the spring at a predetermined moment. Steps lead from the spring to the summit of the hill, commanding superb views.

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