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Carved stones and images from the Navalakha Temple, Ghumli, Kathiawar

Carved stones and images from the Navalakha Temple, Ghumli, Kathiawar

Photographer: Burgess, James

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1874

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/4(407)

Item number: 10004407

Length: 20.6

Width: 26.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

The Naulakha Temple is a large Hindu temple from the 13th Century much ruined but still preserving part of its elaborate decoration. The temple is raised on a finely carved basement and consists of a sanctuary surrounded by a passageway and a mandapa of two storeys supported on elaborately carved columns. The brackets are sculptured with kirthimukhas, animal and human faces. The carvings on the outer walls represent figures from the Shaiva mythology and friezes. The tower over the sanctuary has collapsed.

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