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Side of south gopura, Ramasvami Temple [Ramalingeshvara Temple], Tadpatri, Anantapur District

Side of south gopura, Ramasvami Temple [Ramalingeshvara Temple], Tadpatri, Anantapur District

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/3(296)

Item number: 296

Length: 27.6

Width: 21.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the side of the south gopura or gateway of the Ramalingeshvara Temple at Tadpatri, Anantapur District, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1896-98. The Ramalingeshvara temple was built in the early 16th century during the Vijayanagara period. It is entered through large gateways called gopuras on the north and the south; although unfinished they are covered of extremely elaborate carvings consisting of architectural elements, such as niches covered by miniature temple towers and pilasters standing in pots; the sculptures represent figures of divinities, donors, maidens and rearing animals with riders as well as friezes, scrollwork, miniature animals and birds. The complex consist of two temples opening on a common hall.

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