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Subrahmanya Swami's Temple [Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur]

Subrahmanya Swami's Temple [Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur]

Photographer: Tripe, Linnaeus

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 955/(17)

Item number: 95517

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of a view of the Subramina temple in the Brihadisvara temple, complex Tanjore, Tamilnadu, is part of a collection entitled 'Photographic Views in Tanjore and Trivady ' (Madras, 1858) and was taken by Linnaeus Tripe in 1858. The Brihadishvara Temple built by the Chola king Rajaraja around 1010, is a monumental temple standing in the middle of a large courtyard surrounded by smaller shrines. To the east, a monolithic Nandi is sheltered in a 16th century pavilion. On the north-west of the main shrine, there is a temple dedicated to Subrahmanya dating to the 17th century. The temple is entered through the east by two gateways.The Subrahmanya Temple stands within the Brihadishvara Temple precints and dates from the 17th century. Its pyramidal roof and its outer walls are covered with fine sculptures.

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