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General view of a group of small ruined temples at Deoli, Manbhum District.

General view of a group of small ruined temples at Deoli, Manbhum District.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(140)

Item number: 1003140

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of some small temples at Deoli was taken by Joseph David Beglar c.1872-73 and forms part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (Indian Museum Series). At the time this photograph was taken, Beglar noted that: "...the small village of Deoli, so named from a group of temples still standing under a superb karan tree. The temples appear to have been Jain...The main temple is too far buried in, and surrounded by, rubbish for its plan to be made out without excavation...the ruins of the tower have now so shut up the entrance, that the only means of access is by crawling through, much in the manner of snakes..." Bengal list pp. 554-555. Around the main temple stand four subsidiary shrines, two of which can just be made out in this photograph.

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