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Colonnade and gopura of the Kumbheshvara Temple, Kumbakonam

Colonnade and gopura of the Kumbheshvara Temple, Kumbakonam

Photographer: Rea, Alexander

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2386)

Item number: 10032386

Genre: Photograph

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 fa├žade of the colonnaded corridor which leads to the gopura of the temple, and the rear elevation of the first entrance gopura.

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