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Interior of the Neminatha temple, Abu

Interior of the Neminatha temple, Abu

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 752/12(145)

Item number: 75212145

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of the Neminatha Temple at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, part of the Macnabb Collection, taken by an unknown photograph in 1865. The hill station of Mount Abu Mount Abu remains an important pilgrimage site with five principal Jain temples at Dilwara built between the 11th and 15th centuries. The Neminatha, or Luna Vasahi, Temple, is dedicated to Neminatha, the twenty-second Tirthankara (Jain saint) and was built in 1230 with later additions. It was erected by two wealthy merchants, Vastupala and Tejapala, who were ministers at the 13th-century Bhagela court in Gujarat. The walls and pillars are entirely covered with intricate carvings of figures in niches, geometric friezes and scrollwork.

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