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General view from the south of the ruins at Mehekar, Buldana District, Berar

General view from the south of the ruins at Mehekar, Buldana District, Berar

Photographer: Gill, Robert

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/33(3358)

Item number: 1000333358

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the ruined colonnade at Mehekar, taken by Robert Gill in 1868-69 and described (by Gill) in Cousens, Central Provinces list (1897), p. 80: 'All that a few years ago represented the once fine temple of Mehkar was a picturesque ruin of standing columns and lintels, situated upon a very high basement or platform. The columns, judging from photographs, were of an old type and rather neat in design, and decorated with large lozenge-shaped ornament, conventional eaves, and bands of geese. These have now all disappeared.' The temple, in all likelihood built by Jain devotees, was also accompanied by residential buildings built to house pilgrims visiting the site.

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