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East façade of the Adishvara Bhagarai Temple in the Vimalavasi Tuk, Satrunjaya

East façade of the Adishvara Bhagarai Temple in the Vimalavasi Tuk, Satrunjaya

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/19(2026)

Item number: 1000192026

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the east façade of the Adeshwar Bhagarai Temple in the Vimalavasi Tuk, Satrunjaya. Lyon wrote: "Exactly facing the entrance to this square is the great temple called Adinath or Adeshwar. It was built by a Shrawak of Chitor about 1500 A.D. and is dedicated to Rishabh, the patron Tirthankar of the mountain; it has been beyond all comparison the largest, as well as the most beautiful of all the temples to be found here, but the whole of the elaborate details of its carvings, on which so much time and labour have been expended, are now fast being hidden beneath the coatings of white plaster with which it is gradually being covered as shown in the photograph, and thus soon will its handsome front be transformed into a glaring white façade, which appears here to be the Indian beau ideal of a temple.''

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