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Ahalya Bai's Temple, at Ellora

Ahalya Bai's Temple, at Ellora

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 430/6(76)

Item number: 76

Length: 20

Width: 13.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Ahalya Bai's Temple at Ellora in Maharashtra, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s. This image is from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. The photographer John Johnston described this temple in a caption for one of his views of the same temple taken in the 1860s, from the Allardyce Collection: "Hindoo Temple near the village of Elloora. This temple is situated in a grove in a most picturesque spot not far from the village of Elloorah. The lower portion of it is m[?] of Red Granite and the pyramidial roof with brick and choonam. The design of the structure is chaste, it is surrounded by a wall of some height. It was erected by order of one Gopamal Ba[?], a mother-in-law of Holcar in fulfillment of a Vow".

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