General view of the ruins of the temple known as Kamkandala's Palace, Bilhari, Jabalpur District
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the ruins of the temple known as Kamkandala's Palace, Bilhari, taken by Henry Cousens in c. 1892-94 and described in his 'Report of a tour in the Central provinces in 1873-74 and 1874-75' (A.S.I. vol. IX, Calcutta, 1879), pp. 36-37, 'The temple known as the "palace of Kam Kandala" is situated on the Patpara Pahar or "tableland hill" to the west of the town. It is now a mere heap of ruin, the great blocks of stone of the upper walls having fallen down in a confused heap on the floor of the building...I found that Kam Kandala's palace was only a temple of Mahadeva, with the lingam and argha still standing in situ in the ruined sanctum. The entrance of the temple faced the west, which is a very unusual arrangement, except where the buildings forms one of the subordinate shrines grouped around a large temple."