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Jugdeesh Temple, Odeypur

Jugdeesh Temple, Odeypur

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 430/21(27)

Item number: 27

Length: 20.9

Width: 28.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the carvings on the Jagdish temple at Udaipur in Rajasthan, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord & Lady Curzon during Autumn Tour 1902'. The Jagdish Temple, erected by Jagat Singh I in 1652, is situated in the middle of the town of Udaipur. It is dedicated to Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the Universe. The outer walls are elaborately carved; the basement has multi-faceted mouldings including friezes of elephants. Two tiers of sculptures representing the various divinities are set in the wall recesses.

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