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Gursala, Satara District. Temple of Somalinga

Gursala, Satara District. Temple of Somalinga

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1897

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/5(1542)

Item number: 1542

Length: 18.8

Width: 24.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Temple of Somalinga at Gursala, Satara District of Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens in 1897-98. In the Progress report for the Archaeological Survey of Western India for the year ending 30th June 1898, Henry Cousens wrote, "The temples at Gursala were of special interest. That of Somalinga in the village has its spire intact. The total disappearance of the spires or sikharas of the great majority of the old Chalukyan and Hemadpanti temples has seemed unaccountable...The temple of Somalinga is a very solidly built structure, whose walls are severely plain. The pillars within are also plain but are well proportioned".

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