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Front view of old Jain temple at Pathari, Bhopal State

Front view of old Jain temple at Pathari, Bhopal State

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1325)

Item number: 31325

Length: 28.9

Width: 23.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Jain temple at Pathari taken by Henry Cousens c.1892-94 and described in his 'Report of a tour in Bundelkhand and Malwa, 1871-72; and in the Central Provinces, 1873-74' : "To the north-west of the great Gadarmal temple, and not far from the foot of the hill, is a large group of ruins, consisting of Jain temples in all stages of decay; the original design of the great group appears to have been a number of cells round an open court-yard; the monotony of lines of cells being agreeably relieved by larger temples at the important points, as the centres and corners; on one side, the two tower roofs rise up close to each other, and, I believe, mark the sites of the principal shrines; the present entrance is through a narrow gap in the walls; all the cells are flat-roofed; those on the side where the double tower rises are two-storeyed, and it is possible the others, or some of the others, may have also been two-storeyed; the cells are, some of them, full to choking of uninteresting naked Jain statues of all sizes..."

(Credited to Beglar in Bloch's list, but in fact part of the Cousens series of numbered views.)

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