General view of the large Sasbahu Temple, Nagda
Photographer: Baudesson, O.S.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the large Sasbahu temples, Nagda taken by O.S. Baudesson in 1882. The two Sasbahu Temples at Nagda, near Udaipur in Rajasthan, date from the late 10th Century. They are dedicated to Vishnu and are raised on a high terrace facing a tank to the east. The main temple, which can be seen in this photograph, has a sanctuary with a curvilinear tower, a mandapa with projections and a pillared pavilion covered by a pyramidal roof. The walls have sculptures of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, surmounted by Rama, Balarama and Parashurama on the principal projections. The mandapa and porches are decorated with relief images of various divinities, amorous couples and friezes. The columns are richly carved as well as the ceiling. This view shows the open-sided mandapa at the right.