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Close view of top of shikara of the Mala De Jain Temple, Gyaraspur, Bhopal State

Close view of top of shikara of the Mala De Jain Temple, Gyaraspur, Bhopal State

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1311)

Item number: 10031311

Length: 27.7

Width: 18.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a close view of the top of the shikara of the Mala De Jain Temple at Gyaraspur in Bhopal State, taken by David J. Belgar in c. 1871-72 as part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series (Duplicates). The Maladevi Temple dates from the 9th century and represents an example of the mature Pratihara style. The temple, partly structural partly rock-cut, is situated on the slope of the hill overlooking Gyaraspur and consists of an entrance porch, a hall and a sanctuary with a circumambulatory passageway, covered by a lofty curvilinear tower of seven storeys decorated by meshes of arch-like motifs.

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