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Close view of entrance to the shrine of the temple at Dhotra, Buldana District, Berar 1000333361

Close view of entrance to the shrine of the temple at Dhotra, Buldana District, Berar 1000333361

Photographer: Gill, Robert

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/33(3361)

Item number: 1000333361

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the entrance to the shrine of the temple at Dhotra, taken by Robert Gill in 1871. The site of Dhotra has some temples built in the Hemapanti style of architecture which flourished in Central India under the Yadava dynasty in the 12th century. Henry Cousens who visited the site in 1902 wrote about this temples, '...The exterior of the temple is fully moulded in ornamental bands, but there are no images whatever, not even the usual three niches round the walls of the shrine. There seems little doubt that these temples more or less devoid of figure sculpture upon the exterior represent the true Hemadpanti class... '. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and comprises a shrine, 'mandapa' or antechamber and porch to the east. This view shows the entrance to the shrine which is noticeable for its lack of carved decoration.

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