Close view of sculptural details on wall of Jalakanteshvara Temple, Vellore 2589
Photographer: Madras School of Industrial Arts
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the sculptural details on the wall of the Jalakanteshvara Temple at Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 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. 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. This view shows a row of decorative pilasters, surmounted by representations of various temple buildings, on a portion of the façade near the side entrance of the temple.