Ruined temple converted into a mosque, Dholka, Gujarat
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a ruined temple converted into a mosque at Dholka, Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. In the 'Archaeological Survey of Western India, vol. IX', Burgess and Cousens, while describing the Jami Masjid, wrote, "There is also a portion of an old Hindu or Jaina temple 40 ft. by 27 ft., being an open portico, with forty pillars supporting two domes, which has also been converted into a rude mosque by simply constructing a mihrab in the west end of it. Probably the outer line of pillars also were at one time filled in by a brick wall, - now mostly gone."