Carved stones and images from the Navalakha Temple, Ghumli, Kathiawar
Photographer: Burgess, James
Medium: Photographic print
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.