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North-east view of Golladanamandapam, Chennakesavasvami Temple, Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district

North-east view of Golladanamandapam, Chennakesavasvami Temple, Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/5(383)

Item number: 383

Length: 28.5

Width: 21.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Golladanamandapam in the Chennakesavasvami Temple at Somapalem, Cuddapah district, taken by a photographer of the Archaeological Survey of India around 1900-01. This Hindu temple was built in the 16th century during the Vijayanagara period. In front of the unfinished pyramidal tower of the gateway stands a monolithic lamp-column 18 metres high. Its shaft is carved with scrollwork motif. The columns of the Golladanamandapam, the hall situated to the right of the temple, have figures of courtly donors carved on their shafts. The interior of the temple is very ornate.

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