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General view from the north-east of the temple at Dhotra, Buldana District, Berar

General view from the north-east of the temple at Dhotra, Buldana District, Berar

Photographer: Gill, Robert

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/33(3363)

Item number: 1000333363

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a temple at Dhotra, Buldana District, Berar, taken by Robert Gill in 1871. Henry Cousens who visited the site in 1902 wrote about this temple, '...The exterior of the temple is fully moulded in ornamental bands, but there are no images whatever, not even the usual three niches round the walls of the shrine. There seems little doubt that these temples more or less devoid of figure sculpture upon the exterior represent the true Hemadpanti class...'. The Hemadpanti temple style of architecture flourished in Central India under the Yadava dynasty in the 12th century. This temple is dedicated to Shiva with a shrine, closed 'mandapa' or antechamber and entrance porch to the east.

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