General view from the south-west of the Chintamani Mahadeva Temple, Kothali, Buldana District, Berar. [sic Mahadeva Temple, Kothali]
Photographer: Gill, Robert
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the doorway of the Mahadeva Temple at Kothali, Buldana District, Berar, taken by Robert Gill in 1871. The location is given as 'Jaypur Kotli' in Bloch's list. In the note he wrote at that time to accompany his photographs, Gill said, 'At Jeypur Koatlee, 14 miles north of Buldana, are two old temples...The entrance door is only five feet one inch high, and two feet by six inches wide; but as may be seen in the photograph, it is most profusely ornamented with sculpture both on the architrave round it and on the frieze above...'. This photograph shows a general view of the shrine. The building is constructed of dressed masonry with a brick 'shikara' or tower which had fallen by the time this photograph was taken.