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Nemi-Nath temple on the Girnar [Junagadh]

Nemi-Nath temple on the Girnar [Junagadh]

Photographer: Solankee Studio

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 430/38(30)

Item number: 4303830

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection: 'Presented with feelings of friendship and sincere admiration to Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, by H.H. Rasulkhanji, Navab Junagadha. 1900', of the Neminatha temple on the Girnar mountain, Junagadh, taken by the Solankee Studio, Rajkot, in c.1900. The Neminatha Temple is the largest of the temples on Mount Girnar and dates from 1128 and later. The temple stands in the middle of a courtyard surrounded by a colonnade with seventy shrines and consists of two halls and the shrine which contains an image of Jain Tirthankara Neminatha. The principal mandapa has a pyramidal roof of miniature pot finials and the ceiling is supported by 22 granite columns. The corbelled dome over the central bay is elaborately decorated in the Solanki style. Few of the original sculptures and mouldings have survived and the clustered tower is a later addition.

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