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Statues in the colonnade of the Chaunsath Yogini Temple, Bheraghat, Jabalpur District 10031237

Statues in the colonnade of the Chaunsath Yogini Temple, Bheraghat, Jabalpur District 10031237

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1237)

Item number: 10031237

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 reknowned group represents the sixty-four yoginis, the Matrikas and other goddesses. This photograph shows a section of the colonnade with statues. A. Cunningham identified the sculptures in this photograph, from left to right, as Sri Ainggini, Sri Teranta, Sri Paravi, Sri Vayuvega.

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