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Side view of ruins of Hemadpanti Temple, Narayanpur

Side view of ruins of Hemadpanti Temple, Narayanpur

Photographer: Sykes, D.H.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/4(444)

Item number: 10004444

Length: 16.4

Width: 22.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a ruined Hemadpanti temple at Narayanpur, taken by D.H. Sykes in 1875-76. Narayanpur is located in the modern state of Andhra Pradesh. The town is home to two temples, both built to a similar plan. In his report of the operations in Western India in 1875-76 James Burgess wrote, "The larger and more entire temple at Narayanpur has been a structure of more than usual elegance... It consisted of a large central hall...surmounted on four pillars...This hall was entered by three porches...; and at the back, is the antechamber, with two slender pillars in front. Beyond it the shrine contains a plain linga...The sikhar or tower over the shrine has been entirely destroyed. The figure sculptures, ...are all in the recesses of the outer walls...They are all females,...in various attitudes, some dancing, some nude..."

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