Interior of Mahadeva Cave Temple, Karusa
Photographer: Sykes, D.H.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the interior of the Mahadeva Cave Temple at Karusa, taken by D.H. Sykes in 1875. Karusa is located in the modern state of Maharashtra. In his report of the operations in Western India in 1875-76 James Burgess wrote, "Inside the hall widens about 60 feet, and measures 38 feet 3 inches from the inside of the front pillars to the front of the shrine. The roof is supported by six lines of three pillars, each running from front to back,- one row on each side having five pillars and running up the pradakshina...the shrine... has four doors and contains a large linga...The front of the shrine is carved with two rude dwarapalas, each leaning on his club. The door has a narrow architrave and slender pilaster on each side, outside which are two huge snakes."