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General view of the Udayeshvara Temple, Udayapur

General view of the Udayeshvara Temple, Udayapur

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1366)

Item number: 10031366

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the the north-east of the Udayeshvara Temple, Udayapur taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1871 or 1872. The Udayeshvara temple, erected in 1080 by king Udayaditya, is the finest temple of the Paramara period. The temple faces east and stands on a platform approached by a stairway flanked by large Shiva door guardians. The sanctuary and the mandapa have a stepped, almost circular plan and are decorated with remarkable sculpture panels. The superstructure is curved and has many tiers of miniature towers with arch-like motifs and is crowned by a large amalaka. The mandapa is entered through three porches has a pyramidal roof.

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