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Front view of the Kapileshvara Temple, Balod, Raipur District

Front view of the Kapileshvara Temple, Balod, Raipur District

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1277)

Item number: 10031277

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Kapileshvara Temple, Balod, Raipur District taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1873 or 1874. At the town of Balod there are a number of temples and a ruined fort. At the east end of the town stand the Kapileshvara temple. The temple was described by Beglar in his Report of a tour...in the Central Provinces, 1873-74' : ''...a small temple named Kapileswar's, consisting of a cell with a small portico on four pillars in front. It faces west and is Saivic, with figure of Gane├ža over the door: inside is a four-armed statue with Nandi on the pedestal; the cell is roofed by intersecting squares and surmounted by a tall tower roof; the execution is coarse, and style quite plain; the material granite cut and set without mortar. A bas-relief representing Hanuman well smeared with vermilion lies outside.''

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