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General view of a small ruined Jain temple in the Fort, Hangal

General view of a small ruined Jain temple in the Fort, Hangal

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1936)

Item number: 10031936

Length: 14.8

Width: 21.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a small ruined Jain temple in the Fort at Hangal, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. Hangal is a small town south of Hubli in modern Karnataka which was under Chalukya rule in the 12th century and subsequently under Hoysala rule in the next century. The town has a number of Hindu temples, most famously the Tarakesvara temple but there are also a few Jain temples at Hangal which were probably built just after AD1150. The ruins of the temple in this view consist of an open hall with four bell shaped lathe-turned pillars which has lost its roof and the sanctuary.

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