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Colonnade of the second prakara of the Shiva Temple, Tiruvadi

Colonnade of the second prakara of the Shiva Temple, Tiruvadi

Photographer: Rea, Alexander

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2375)

Item number: 10032375

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the fa├žade of the double-storeyed colonnade of the temple enclosure of the Shiva Temple at Tiruvadi, taken by Alexander Rea around 1890 as part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series (Duplicates). A gopura is visible in the background. This great Shiva temple, known as Dakshina Kailasam, covers an area of fifteen acres and consists of five enclosures or prakarams and a seven-tiered tower or Rajagopuram. Many inscriptions were found in the temple, which relate it to rulers of the Chola, Pandya and other dynasties.

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