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Inscription in the Great Temple (Mahadeva Temple), Patan (Patna), Khandesh District

Inscription in the Great Temple (Mahadeva Temple), Patan (Patna), Khandesh District

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/5(576)

Item number: 576

Length: 15

Width: 20.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Sanskrit inscription in the Mahadeva Temple at Patna, Khandesh District, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Henry Cousens writes in "Revised List of Antiquarian Remains in the Bombay Presidency", vol.VIII, 1987: "The temple of Mahesvara, the largest and most important, is built on the usual plan of shrine, mandapa, and porch, and faces east...The most important thing, however, in the temple, is a very fine and well preserved inscription slab built flush into the south wall of the antechamber before the shrine...This slab, which bears a Sanskrit inscription, has been slightly corroded on the left hand side by the action of rain water. It is an inscription of Govardana III of the Nikumbhavamsa and records the grant of a village named Devasangama at the consecration of the temple of Siva (Modanadahana) which was built, or, perhaps commencced by his father Indraraja in saka 1075 or A.D. 1153-54."

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