Close view of the entrance to the Jain Cave Temple, Tringalvadi
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Jain cave temple at Tringalvadi taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s to 1890s. Tringalvadi is a small village, situated in Maharashtra close to Igatpuri. The cave temple is now in a poor state of preservation, although when it was first constructed it would have been an impressive sight. The cave consists of a veranda, a large hall about thirty five feet square and an antechamber with shrine. The veranda incorporates an outer parapet wall from which rise two pillars supporting the outer eave. The doorway can be seen in this photograph, situated between two pilasters. Cut into the veranda's ceiling is a large sculpture depicting five human figures. The inside of the hall is plain except for four pillars supporting the roof, three of which were destroyed when this photograph was taken. The shrine is adorned with a large Jaina, again in a poor state of preservation.