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Interior of old temple at Kadvar, Kathiawar

Interior of old temple at Kadvar, Kathiawar

Photographer: Sykes, D.H.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/7(787)

Item number: 787

Length: 29.3

Width: 23.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of the old temple at Kadvar in Kathiawar, for the Archaeological Survey of India, taken by D.H. Sykes in c.1869. In the 'Revised Lists of Antiquarian Remains in the Bombay Presidency', 1897, Henry Cousens writes: "Kadvar [or Kadwar], a village between Sutrapuda and Pattan, has a very old temple of Varahaji built after a peculiar fashion. It is said that this temple was built by the brother-in-law of a king called Nanda...Its dome is supported by 12 square pillars. It is built of stone and its cross beams are made of sandal-wood."

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