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Group of Jain temples at Sonagir

Group of Jain temples at Sonagir

Photographer: Herne, George Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/33(3391)

Item number: 1000333391

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the group of Jain temples at Sonagiri, taken by George Edward Herne in 1869. Sonagiri is a sacred place of pilgrimage for the Digambara Jains since the time of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu (the 8th Tirthankara) who attained salvation there. There are around 77 temples on the hill with tall spires. Those in this view have towers topped with either conical or round domes and are futher elaborated with ornamental pavilions on their flat roofs.

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