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Jaina temple, Chittanur, Singavaram, South Arcot District

Jaina temple, Chittanur, Singavaram, South Arcot District

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1894

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/2(254)

Item number: 254

Length: 18.6

Width: 23.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jain temple at Chittamur from the 'Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1894-95'. Chittamur is situated several kilometres east of Gingee in Tamil Nadu. This is a view from an elevated position outside one of the temple complexes, with a temple gateway or 'gopura' in the foreground. A gopura is a tall pyramidal tower that leads into the walled temple enclosure.

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