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Chandranatha-Shiva Temple at Hetampur, Birbhum District.

Chandranatha-Shiva Temple at Hetampur, Birbhum District.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/22(2116a)

Item number: 2116a

Length: 19.8

Width: 15

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Chandranatha-Shiva Temple in Hetampur, West Bengal from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. The Chandranatha Shiva temple is an extraordinary example of temple architecture. The octagonal-pinnacled shape is rarely used for temples and creates a striking effect. The exterior panels are heavily carved with geometric designs, as can be seen in this photograph.

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