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General view of the Motisah Tuk and the southern summit from the north-east, Satrunjaya

General view of the Motisah Tuk and the southern summit from the north-east, Satrunjaya

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/19(2043)

Item number: 1000192043

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Lalachand Modi Premchand temple in the Modi Premchand Tuk, Satrunjaya. Lyon wrote: "Instead of leaving the Khartarvasi enclosure by the same door by which it was entered, another exit will be found at the east end of the court, and almost immediately a path will be seen to the right passing round the face of the northern summit outside the wall of the enclosure, and it is from different spots in this path that these two views have been taken. They give an excellent idea of the manner in which the temples have been massed together on the summits of the hill, the fore ground in both being occupied by the great Motishah enclosure. This square was built by a Bombay merchant and his relatives in 1835, the valley having been partially filled up and levelled to provide the site; there are said to be 3,600 images contained in its temples."

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