General view of the Nauneshvara Temple, Lakkundi
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the the Nauneshvara Temple, Lakkundi taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. The town of Lakkundi is situated in Karnataka and is home to a number of Chalukyan temples. The example shown in this photograph dates to the late Chalukyan period, probably the 11th or 12th century. Henry Cousens described the temple in 1926: "Of about the same date as Kasivisvesvara is the temple of Nannesvara, a few yards to the back or west of it. Though smaller, the latter is practically the same as the other in plan and general design. It has an outer open hall, but no smaller subsidiary shrine and has not quite so much of that delicate carving about it. It is in a much more shattered condition."