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Open porch of one of the shrines of the Navalinga Temple complex, Kukkunur

Open porch of one of the shrines of the Navalinga Temple complex, Kukkunur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1964)

Item number: 10031964

Length: 20.2

Width: 26.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the open porch of one of the shrines of the Navalinga Temple complex, Kukkunur taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. Kukkunur is situated in the modern state of Karnataka in an area that was known as the Dharwar district when this photograph was taken. The construction of the Navalinga temple dates to the late 9th century when the temple was built in the Late Chalukya style. The complex is situated in a courtyard and consists of nine shrines covered by a multi-storey square tower which are built around three columned porches. The shrines were originally dedicated to a variety of female deities. The outer walls of the temples are relatively unadorned and have niches framed by pilasters surmounted by a miniature temple roof and carvings representing makaras (aquatic monsters).

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