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Base of main gopura, Chintalarayasvami Temple [Venkataramana Temple], Tadpatri, Anantapur District

Base of main gopura, Chintalarayasvami Temple [Venkataramana Temple], Tadpatri, Anantapur District

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/3(285)

Item number: 285

Length: 25.6

Width: 22

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the base of main gopura of the Venkataramana Temple at Tadpatri, Anantapur District, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1896-98. This complex was built during the Vijayanagara period in the mid-16th century. It is entered through a tall gopura in the middle of the east side of a rectangular colonnade. The gopura is a pyramidal tower richly decorated with sculptures and architectural motifs. The main shrine, dedicated to Vishnu, is preceded by a closed mandapa with two porches.

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