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General view from the south-east of the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Khajuraho

General view from the south-east of the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Khajuraho

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1392)

Item number: 10031392

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a general view from the south-east of the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple at Khajuraho from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series (Duplicates), taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1871-72. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple was built during the reign of king Vidyadhara (1017-1029) of the Chandella dynasty and represents the climax of Indian medieval architecture. The temple is accessed through an ornate portal and is raised on a platform. It consists of a sanctuary with circumambulatory corridor preceded by a mandapa; five verandah with vestibule allow light onto the interior. The lower part of the tall spire is decorated with superb sculptures celebrated for their ritualised sexual postures.

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