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Details of torana and entrance door to sanctum

Details of torana and entrance door to sanctum

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1007/3(680)

Item number: 680

Length: 20.7

Width: 15

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of a Temple at Bijolia in Rajasthan, taken by an unknown photographer for the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Northern Circle (North-Western Provinces and Oudh) in 1896-97. Bijolia is located on the road between Bundi and Chittaurgarh and is situated on the picturesque Uparmal plateau. There was once a group of 100 Hindu temples in Bijolia, almost all dating to the 9th or 10th centuries, now only three remain and they date to the 12th century. The area is rich in relics of medieval Mewar history. The sanctuary of the temple depicted here is built on a stellate plan and the outer walls are decorated with intricately carved wall panels. The hall adjoining the sanctuary has two projecting porches. The interior of the hall, seen in this view, has elaborately carved pillars and shows the richly carved doorway of the sanctuary.

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