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Long pillared hall between two temples, Balod, Raipur District

Long pillared hall between two temples, Balod, Raipur District

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1281)

Item number: 10031281

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the long pillared hall between temples, Balod, Raipur District taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1873 or 1874. At the town of Balod there are a number of temples and a ruined fort. The temple shown in this photograph is located towards the east of the town J.D. Beglar described it in his, 'Report of a tour...in the Central Provinces' as : ''...a large temple consisting of two distinct small temples, now connected together by a pillared hall; the hall is open all round to within a couple of feet of the floor, where runs the usual bench supporting the half or dwarf pillars that in their turn support the architraves and roof; the bench forms a convenient seat for all that choose to avail themselves of it; a single line of entire pillars, irregularly disposed, runs transversely along the centre; the cells have independent tower roofs, and these have chambers inside above the sanctum in the hollow of the tower...''

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