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Rock cut temple, Gwalior Fort.

Rock cut temple, Gwalior Fort.

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Photo 27/(77)

Item number: 2777

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a rock-cut temple, Gwalior Fort, from the Album of Miscellaneous views in India, taken by Deen Dayal in c.1882. Since the eighth century Gwalior has had a succession of rulers including the Rajputs, Mughals and Marathas. The city rose to prominence during the period of Tomar Rajput rule between 1398 and 1518, particularly during the reign of Raja Man Singh (r.1486-1517). The fort stands on a long, narrow, sheer-sided hill almost 100 m high. A long ramp on the eastern side leads up through six gates to the main entrance of the fort and the summit of the hill. Within the fort there are several palaces, temples and many water tanks. This is a view of a rock-cut temple within the fort.

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