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Jain images, Girnar Temples [Junagadh]

Jain images, Girnar Temples [Junagadh]

Photographer: Nelson, F.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 2/6(41)

Item number: 2641

Length: 21.8

Width: 29.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Jain images in a Jain temple on Mount Girnar near Junagadh in Gujarat, taken by the travelling commercial photographer F. Nelson in the 1890s from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Photographs of Junagadh'. Mount Girnar lies three kilometres (two miles) east of Junagadh and is the highest point on the Saurashtra peninsula. It has been an important pilgrimage site since the 3rd century BC, and is particularly sacred to the Jains. Along the principal path leading to the central peak there are gateways, tanks, and shrines including a group of sixteen Jain sanctuaries dedicated to Neminatha, built in the 12th and 13th centuries during the Solanki period and in later centuries. This view shows a shrine in a Parasnath temple containing several sculptures of seated divinities.

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