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Entrance porch of the mahamandapa of Temple No. 8, Telkupi, Manbhum District.

Entrance porch of the mahamandapa of Temple No. 8, Telkupi, Manbhum District.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(164)

Item number: 1003164

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the entrance porch of the mahamandapa of Temple No. 8, Telkupi taken by Joseph David Beglar between 1872 and 1873. Beglar described Temple Number 8 at Telkupi as "a large temple, facing east: this, like the others, once consisted of the cell alone, but has a large and very massively built and heavily roofed mahamandapa added on afterwards, the junction being quite distinct." Both the tower and the mandapa (entrance hall) are built plainly; the mandapa in particular is largely unadorned as can be seen in this photograph. Just out of sight at the top of the photograph is a statue of Ganesha which Beglar claims is an indication that the temple was dedicated to Shiva.

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