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Front view of Chennakesavasvami Temple, Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district

Front view of Chennakesavasvami Temple, Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/5(381)

Item number: 381

Length: 29.5

Width: 24.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Chennakesavasvami Temple at Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district, taken by a photographer of the Archaeological Survey of India around 1900-01. This Hindu temple was built in the 16th century during the Vijayanagara period. In front of the unfinished pyramidal tower of the gateway stands a monolithic lamp-column 18 metres high. Its shaft is carved with scrollwork motif. The porch or mandapa before the shrine is very ornate; the columns are richly carved with figures of the divinities and the brackets have pendant buds.

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