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Jain temple at Sonagiri near Dattia (Genl view).

Jain temple at Sonagiri near Dattia (Genl view).

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 50/2(136)

Item number: 502136

Genre: Photograph

Photograph with a view of the Jaina temples at Sonagiri near Datia in Madhya Pradesh, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, part of the Bellew Collection of Architectural Views. The gentle hills of Sonagiri are the site of dozens of Jaina temples, the building of which started in about the early 14th century. The site is particularly renowned for the black stone sculpture of the Jaina saint Chandraprabha.

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