Massive two-storeyed gateway, Bhubaneshwar
Photographer: Cornish, William Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a massive two-storeyed gateway at Bhubaneshwar in Orissa, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by William Henry Cornish in 1892. Bhubaneshwar has many sacred Hindu temples which were built between the seventh and the thirteenth centuries in the Orissan variant of the Nagara or Northern Indian style of architecture. These temples normally consist of a sanctuary covered by a tall curvilinear tower divided into horizontal bands and capped by an amalaka and a pot finial. The square mandapa or hall has a pyramidal roof. Most of the temples of Bhubaneshwar are grouped around Bindu Sagar, the tank in the middle of the ancient town. This view shows a ruined unidentified gateway.