Close view of sculptured pillar in the form of rearing horse with rider on the edge of the mandapa of the Jalakanteshvara Temple, Vellore 2586
Photographer: Madras School of Industrial Arts
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of carved pillars from the Jalakanteshvara Temple at Vellore, Tamil Nadu, taken by a photographer of the Madras School of Industrial Arts in c.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. Inside the outer enclosure, to the left, is the kalyana mandapa whose pillars have some of the finest carvings of the Vijayanagara period. The outer pillars are enlivened with sculptures of rearing lions, yalis, horses with riders and other mythical beasts. The pillar on the left of this view depicts a yali and that on the right has a rider on horseback.