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Granite bull on Chahmundy [Mysore]

Granite bull on Chahmundy [Mysore]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 512/(13)

Item number: 51213

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the granite bull on Chahmundi Hill in Mysore.Chamundi Hill overlooks the town of Mysore and is named after the shrine dedicated to the homonymous goddess, the guardian divinity of the ruling Wadiyar family who built the temple in the 17th century. On the road ascending the hill there is a huge monolithic statue of Nandi, the mount of the god Shiva, with ceremonial bells and garlands. It dated from 1659.

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