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South porch of the Thousand Pillared Mandapa, Ranganatha Temple, Srirangam

South porch of the Thousand Pillared Mandapa, Ranganatha Temple, Srirangam

Photographer: Nicholas and Company

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2469)

Item number: 10032469

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a porch of the Thousand Pillared Mandapa in the Ranganatha Temple, attributed to H.H. Cole in Bloch's list, but almost certainly one of the series of views taken for Cole by Nicholas & Co in 1884. The Ranganatha Temple is a sacred Vaishnava complex situated on the holy island of Srirangam in the Cauvery River. The building of the temple commenced in the Chola period but most of the temple was built between the 13th and the 17th centuries under the patronage of the Pandya, Hoysala, Vijayanagara and Nayaka rulers. The temple covers an area of 63 hectares divided into 7 concentric enclosures entered through gateways or gopuras.

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