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Great Pagoda from the Fort glacis [Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur]

Great Pagoda from the Fort glacis [Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur]

Photographer: Tripe, Linnaeus

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 955/(8)

Item number: 9558

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of a view of the Brihadisvara temple, Tanjore, Tamilnadu, is part of a collection entitled 'Photographic Views in Tanjore and Trivady ' (Madras, 1858) and was taken by Linnaeus Tripe in 1858. The Brihadishvara Temple built by the Chola king Rajaraja around 1010, is a monumental temple standing in the middle of a large courtyard surrounded by smaller shrines. To the east, a monolithic Nandi is sheltered in a 16th century pavilion. On the north-west of the main shrine, there is a temple dedicated to Subrahmanya dating to the 17th century. The temple is entered through the east by two gateways. This is a view looking towards the entrance gateways or gopuras of the Brihadishvara Temple.

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