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Statues in the colonnade of the Chaunsath Yogini Temple, Bheraghat, Jabalpur District 10031233

Statues in the colonnade of the Chaunsath Yogini Temple, Bheraghat, Jabalpur District 10031233

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1233)

Item number: 10031233

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of statues in the colonnade of the Chaunsath Yogini temple, Bheraghat taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. Bheragat is situated close to Tripuri, the ancient site of the Haihaya capital. The Chaunsath Yogini Temple dates from the 10th and 12th centuries and is located on a hill overlooking the Narmada river. The temple is unusually planned, consisting of a circular colonnade with 81 smaller shrines incorporating sculptures from the 10th century. A renowned group represents the sixty-four yoginis, the Matrikas and other goddesses. According to the India museum list, three of the sculptures represent Sri Ganesah, Sri Chhattra and Sri Ajita.

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