Click here to skip to content

General view from the west of the Visvanatha Temple, Khajuraho

General view from the west of the Visvanatha Temple, Khajuraho

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1412)

Item number: 10031412

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Vishvanatha Temple at Khajuraho from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series (Duplicates), taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1871-72. Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandella dynasty which ruled in central India in the ninth century. Of the numerous temples that were erected at this site only about twenty-five have survived. They represent the culmination of the central Indian style of architecture and the sensuous sculptures that decorate them are among the masterpieces of Indian art. The Vishvanatha Temple was erected in 1002 by King Dangadeva of the Chandella dynasty as indicated by an inscription found in the temple. The temple stands on a high terrace and the walls of the sanctuary and of the mandapa are adorned by three rows of sculptures depicting amorous scenes. The curvilinear tower has projections and clusters of miniature tower-like elements. The temple used to be surrounded by four smaller shrines but only two are still standing.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: