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Shrine walls of the Bavanadhvaja Temple, Sarotra 10031742

Shrine walls of the Bavanadhvaja Temple, Sarotra 10031742

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1742)

Item number: 10031742

Length: 204

Width: 263

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Bavanadhvaja Temple, Sarotra taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. The Bavanadhvaja Temple is a Jain temple built of white marble except for the spire over the sanctuary built of brick. The principal shrine stands in a courtyard and is surrounded by a corridor of 52 small shrines. Unfortunately the temple was desecrated by the time Cousens visited, and none of the images from these shrines survive. The temple faces north and the front half of the court is composed of roofed lintels connecting the front mandapa with the pillars of the corridor. This is a view of the main temple shrine, seen from where the corridor on the east side has been destroyed. The shikara is largely obscured by vegetation.

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