Colonnade and gopura of the Kumbheshvara Temple, Kumbakonam
Photographer: Rea, Alexander
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the colonnade and gopura of the Kumbheshvara Temple at Kumbakonam taken by Alexander Rea around 1892, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The Kumbeshvara Temple, built in the 17th century during the Nayaka period, is the largest Shaiva temple in Kumbakonam. This view shows the façade of the colonnaded corridor which leads to the gopura of the temple, and the rear elevation of the first entrance gopura.