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General view of the Shiva Temple, Tiruvadi

General view of the Shiva Temple, Tiruvadi

Photographer: Rea, Alexander

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2373)

Item number: 10032373

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Shiva Temple at Tiruvadi, taken by Alexander Rea around 1890. This great Shiva temple, known as Dakshina Kailasam, covers an area of 15 acres and consists of five enclosures or prakarams and a seven-tiered tower or Rajagopuram. Many inscriptions were found in the temple, which relate it to rulers of the Chola, Pandya and other dynasties. This is a view looking across the temple complex towards one of the gopuras.

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