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Close view of the southern (or western?) facade of the bhadraka (mandapa) of the Sari Deul Temple, Bhubaneshwar

Close view of the southern (or western?) facade of the bhadraka (mandapa) of the Sari Deul Temple, Bhubaneshwar

Photographer: Cornish, William Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(307)

Item number: 100307

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the fa├žade of the mandapa of the Sari Deul Temple at Bhubaneshwar, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by William Henry Cornish in 1892. The Sari Deul temple is situated in a narrow courtyard enclosed by a low compound wall. Part of the later group of temples in Orissa (10th-13th centurury), the temple is built on a stepped plan of the sapta-ratha type. The decoration of the sanctuary and porch, depict dancers, musicians and royal processions. The temple is very similar in plan and design to the Ananta-Vasudeva temple of 1278.

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