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Brass utensils used for puja (prayer), Vaidyanath Temple, Tirumalavadi

Brass utensils used for puja (prayer), Vaidyanath Temple, Tirumalavadi

Photographer: Rea, Alexander

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2475)

Item number: 10032475

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a collection of brass utensils used for the prayer ceremony from the Vaidyanatha temple at Tirumalavadi, taken by Alexander Rea around 1892. The Vaidyanatha temple is a very ancient temple in Tamil Nadu associated with many important Shaiva saints. It has many inscriptions from the period of the imperial Cholas to that of the Vijayanagara rulers which testify of the various donations for the enlargements of the temple in those centuries. The temple complex faces east and consists of three enclosures with three gopuras or gateways. It is entered through the imposing 30 metres high rajagopuram or gateway.

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