Interior of Hemadpanti Temple, Narayanpur
Photographer: Sykes, D.H.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the interior of a Hemadpanti temple at Narayanpur, taken by D.H. Sykes in 1875-76. Narayanpur is located in the modern state of Andhra Pradesh. The town is home to two temples, both built to a similar plan. In his report of the operations in Western India in 1875-76 James Burgess wrote, "The larger and more entire temple at Narayanpur has been a structure of more than usual elegance...It consisted of a large central hall...surmounted on four pillars...This hall was entered by three porches...; and at the back, is the antechamber, with two slender pillars in front. Beyond it the shrine contains a plain linga...In general style it [the pillar] closely resembles those of the more ruined temple a little to the south-east of it, but instead of being fluted the whole neck and capital, including the abacus, is round."