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Front view of ivory palanquin, Kallugachalamurti Temple, Kallugumalai, Tinnevelly District

Front view of ivory palanquin, Kallugachalamurti Temple, Kallugumalai, Tinnevelly District

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/5(373)

Item number: 373

Length: 19.5

Width: 24.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the front view of the ivory palanquin from the Kalugachalamurti Temple at Kalugumalai, Tinnevelly District, taken by a photographer of the Archaeological Survey of India around 1900-01.

Kalugumalai is famous for the Vattuvan Kovil temple, a rock-cut temple from the eighth-ninth centuries from the Pandya period. Behind the rock from which the temple was excavated there is a steep cliff carved with rows of Jain figures. Another temple, called Kaluchalamurti Kovil, is dedicated to Murugan and dates from the 18th century. This view shows an ivory palanquin from that temple.

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