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Rear view of the triple-towered Shiva Temple, Armori, Chandrapur District

Rear view of the triple-towered Shiva Temple, Armori, Chandrapur District

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1219)

Item number: 10031219

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the rear of the Shiva Temple at Armori, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1873-74. J.D. Beglar described this temple in his, Report of a tour in Bundelkhand and Malwa, 1871-72; and in the Central Provinces, 1873-74 (A.S.I. vol. VII, Calcutta, 1878), pp. 125-126: ''Armori is a village of small importance [about 60 miles north-east of Chandrapur]: it contains one temple, perched on a high mound; the temple is curious, consisting of three cells, each surmounted by a tower roof; all the cells open into a common mandapa, or hall: the temple faces east, and is Saivic; figures of Gane├ža occupy the centres of the architraves of the entrance; the mandapa is open on three sides...the pillars and half pillars are massive and plain...Tradition ascribes this temple to Raja Hara Chandra Gond...'' The temple is unfinished as statues have not been placed in the niches.

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