General view of a small temple opposite the Kapileshvara Temple, Balod, Raipur District
Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a temple opposite the Kapileshvara Temple, Balod, Raipur District taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1873 or 1874. At the town of Balod there are a number of temples and a ruined fort. At the east end of the town stands the Kapileshvara temple. The temple was described by Beglar in his Report of a tour...in the Central Provinces, 1873-74' : ''...a small temple named Kapileswar's, consisting of a cell with a small portico on four pillars in front. It faces west and is Saivic, with figure of Ganeça over the door: inside is a four-armed statue with Nandi on the pedestal; the cell is roofed by intersecting squares and surmounted by a tall tower roof; the execution is coarse, and style quite plain; the material granite cut and set without mortar...opposite the first temple stands a small temple precisely like it; its door faces east, and is opposite to that of the first; it has a tower roof; Ganeca, is sculptured over its entrance." The latter is pictured here.