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Interior of Hemadpanti Temple, Narayanpur

Interior of Hemadpanti Temple, Narayanpur

Photographer: Sykes, D.H.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/4(445)

Item number: 10004445

Length: 17.5

Width: 22.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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."

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