Close view of base of gopura of the Jalakanteshvara Temple, Vellore 2585
Photographer: Madras School of Industrial Arts
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the entrance through the gopura of the Jalakanteshvara Temple at Vellore, taken by the Madras School of Industrial Arts around 1868, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The Jalankanteshvara Temple is built in the Vijayanagara style and dates from the 16th century. The complex is enclosed by high walls and is entered on the south through a tall gopura, or gateway. This view shows the carvings on the lower storeys of the gopura which consist of slender pilaster, some standing in pots, and niches, once with sculptures. The temple is renowned for the outstanding carvings on the pillars of the kalyana mandapa.