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General view of the ruins of the temple known as Kamkandala's Palace, Bilhari, Jabalpur District

General view of the ruins of the temple known as Kamkandala's Palace, Bilhari, Jabalpur District

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1893

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1239)

Item number: 10031239

Genre: Photograph

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."

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