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Façade of the four-storey Hindu rock-cut temple, Undavalli, Krishna District 1367

Façade of the four-storey Hindu rock-cut temple, Undavalli, Krishna District 1367

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/13(1367)

Item number: 1367

Length: 21

Width: 26.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the fa├žade of the four-storey Hindu rock-cut temple at Undavalli, Krishna District, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, c.1880. At Undavalli, on a high hill overlooking the Krishna River, there are some Hindu cave temples which were excavated during the 7th-8th century under the Kondavidu chiefs of the Deccan. The larger of these caves, seen in this view, consists of four storeys, one recessed above the other. On the parapet between the first and the second levels there are large lions and seated ganas. The columns and the walls are sculpted with images of Vishnu lying on the serpent Ananta and seated on Garuda.

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