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Entrance gate to the Motisah Tuk [Satrunjaya]

Entrance gate to the Motisah Tuk [Satrunjaya]

Photographer: Sykes and Dwyer

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 968/1(26)

Item number: 968126

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Satrunjaya from James Burgess, 'The Temples of Satrunjaya, the celebrated Jain place of pilgrimage...' by Skyes and Dwyer in 1869. Satrunjaya is an ancient Jain place of pilgrimage where it is believed that Adinatha, the first Jain Tirthankara visited several times and his disciple Pundarika obtained enlightenment. There are many hundreds of multi-spired temples on the two summits of the hill, in the town of Palitana, Gujarat. The sanctuaries are grouped in fortified enclosures or tuks, named after their founders. The Motisah temple is surrounded by a high wall with round towers at the corners and is entered by a gate under a massive square projecting tower on the east side. It was constructed in 1836 by the merchant family of Motisah Amichand from Bombay.

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