Click here to skip to content

East face of the gopura at the entrance to fourth court of the Ranganatha Temple, Srirangam

East face of the gopura at the entrance to fourth court of the Ranganatha Temple, Srirangam

Photographer: Nicholas and Company

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2465)

Item number: 10032465

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a view looking along the street towards the gopura of the Ranganatha Temple, attributed to H.H. Cole in Bloch's list, but almost certainly one of the series of views taken for Cole by Nicholas & Co c.1884. The Ranganatha Temple is a Vaishnava complex is situated on the holy island of Srirangam in the Cauvery River. The building of the temple started in the Chola period but most of the temple was built between the 13th and the 17th centuries under the patronage of the Pandya, Hoysala, Vijayanagara and Nayaka rulers. The temple covers an area of 63 hectares divided into 7 concentric enclosures with tall gateways or gopuras in the middle of four sides. The gopuras at Srirangam consist of pyramidal brick and plaster towers covered with bright coloured sculptures.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: