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Mucktagiri [Muktagiri] Waterfall & Jain Temples

Mucktagiri [Muktagiri] Waterfall & Jain Temples

Photographer: Mulheran, James

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1862

Shelfmark: Photo 303/1(147)

Item number: 147

Length: 18.7

Width: 16.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jain Temples at Muktagiri from the Allardyce Collection: Album of views and portraits in Berar and Hyderabad taken by James Mulheran in c. 1862. Muktagiri is located about 65km from Amravati in Maharashtra and the site consists of 52 Jain temples on a hilltop near a waterfall that date to the 15th century. In the Central Provinces List of 1897, Henry Cousens wrote: "Muktagiri [has] a collection of...Jaina temples of no particular interest, and possessing few or no architectural features worthy of note. They form, however, a very picturesque group, perched upon the precipitous ledges of rock at the end of secluded and wild ravine, where a pretty waterfall comes tumbling down to the valley from the highlands above."

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