Interior of temple, with linga in foreground, Bharauli, Jhansi District
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the interior of a temple at Bharauli, Jhansi district, part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. The district of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh was ruled by a succession of dynasties under several different names, the most noted being the Chandella kings who ruled from the 9th to the 12th centuries. The majority of the Hindu and Jain temples that remain date to this period. The North-West Provinces list of 1891 reads: '...at Bharauli...there is a perfect temple of the Chandella period, built of solid stone, mostly granite, the interior being elegantly carved with figures. In plan it is cruciform, and the centre is occupied by a lingam, whilst the arms of the cross are utilized as porches.'