Close view of the pillar in front of the Mahadeva Temple, Baijnath, Shahabad District.
Photographer: Garrick, Henry Baily Wade
Medium: Photographic print
This photograph of the pillar in front of the Mahadeva Temple in Baijnath, Bihar, was taken by Henry Baily Wade Garrick c.1881-82 and forms part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This small stone temple is included in the 'List of Ancient Monuments in Bengal' of 1896 published by the Government of Bengal: 'The square elevated space on the east side of the old watercourse contains a vast variety of figures, better executed than those at Darauti. There are in particular a great many square obelisks of a different form from those at Darauti, which represent in several tiers domestic scenes. There are also numerous columns, pedestals, cornices, capitals, &c.' (pp.360-362).