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Side view of temple with pyramidal roof, Balod, Raipur District

Side view of temple with pyramidal roof, Balod, Raipur District

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1280)

Item number: 10031280

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a temple with pyramid roof, Balod, Raipur District taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1873 or 1874. At the town of Balod there are a number of temples and a ruined fort. At the east end of the town stand the Kapileshvara temple. The temple consists "of a cell with a small portico on four pillars in front. It faces west and is Saivic .... Next to it, and almost touching it, is another temple, which is exactly its duplicate in plan, but differs from it in having a pyramidal roof broken into steps instead of the tall tower roof; a plain square band runs round the walls of the temple; the plan is devoid of variety, but the elevation is relieved by bold horizontal lines, especially the roof.'' It is the latter temple which is shown in this photograph.

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