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Interior of Adinatha temple? Abu 75212146

Interior of Adinatha temple? Abu 75212146

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 752/12(146)

Item number: 75212146

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of the Adinatha Temple (?) at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, part of the Macnabb Collection, taken by an unknown photograph in 1865. Mount Abu remains an important pilgrimage site with five principal Jain temples built between the 11th and 15th centuries at Dilwara. The Adinatha or Vimala Vasahi Temple, dedicated to Adinatha, the first Tirthankara (Jain saint), is the oldest. It was founded in 1032 by Vimala, a minister under Bhima I, the Solanki ruler of Gujarat. This view shows the columned hall or mandapa which is entirely covered with intricate carvings of figures in niches, friezes and scrollwork.

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