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Ceiling panel in a well at the temple of Sindhvai Mata at Patan

Ceiling panel in a well at the temple of Sindhvai Mata at Patan

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: WD 2224

Item number: f.7

Genre: Drawing

Ceiling panel from a well at the Sindhvai Mata temple at Patan from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [of] Architecture of Northern Gujarat.' The city of Patan located in Gujarat, was formerly called Anhilvada or Anhilpur and was established in 765 by Vanaraja, the first king of the Chavada dynasty. Burgess wrote: ?At the temple of Sindhvai Mata is a pujari who possesses the copper-plate grant pretending to be from Vanaraja, to which reference has already been made as a comparatively recent forgery for the purpose of diverting certain octroi duties to the use of the shrine and its custodians.? Inscribed: Govt. Archaeol. Survey of Western India. No. 728

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