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Ranganayakasvami Temple, Singavaram, South Arcot District

Ranganayakasvami Temple, Singavaram, South Arcot District

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1894

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/2(253)

Item number: 253

Length: 19.1

Width: 23.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Ranganayakasvami Temple at Singavaram from the 'Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1894-95'. Singavaram is situated near Gingee in Tamil Nadu. Ranganayakasvami is a rock-cut temple dedicated to Vishnu Ranganatha. In this form, Vishnu sleeps on the cosmic serpent Ananta. Inside the temple, there is a large reclining image of Vishnu as Ranganatha. A similar image is also found at the Shore Temple in Mallapuram. This view shows that the temple is located on a rocky outcrop.

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