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Car & temple on Chamundy [Mysore]

Car & temple on Chamundy [Mysore]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 512/(11)

Item number: 51211

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the car & temple on Chamundi Hill in Mysore. The complex of the Chamundi Temple is situated on the homonymous Hill that overlooks Mysore. It is dedicated to the guardian divinity of the ruling Wadiyar family who founded the shrine in the 17th century. This is a view looking towards the gopura of the Chamundi Temple, with a temple car standing in the foreground. This ornate carved wooden car is surmounted by a throne standing on the back of a carved lion figure. The car was presented to the temple by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1848.

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