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General view, Ramasvami Temple [Ramalingeshvara Temple], Tadpatri, Anantapur District

General view, Ramasvami Temple [Ramalingeshvara Temple], Tadpatri, Anantapur District

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/3(292)

Item number: 292

Length: 21.5

Width: 27.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Ramalingeshvara Temple at Tadpatri, Anantapur District, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1896-98. This complex was built during the Vijayanagara period at the beginning of the 16th century. It is entered through large unfinished gopuras and consists of two temples situated in a courtyard. This view shows one of the madapas or porches with a shrine beyond. The outer walls of the mandapa are decorated with pilasters and have moulded basements. The piers are shaped as rearing yalis and figures of donors.

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