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South-east view of Dvajastambham, Chennakesavasvami Temple, Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district

South-east view of Dvajastambham, Chennakesavasvami Temple, Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/5(385)

Item number: 385

Length: 28.5

Width: 23

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Dvajastambham in front of the Chennakesavasvami Temple at Somapalem, Cuddapah district, taken by a photographer of the Archaeological Survey of India around 1900-01. This Hindu temple was built in the 16th century during the Vijayanagara period. In front of the unfinished pyramidal tower of the gateway stands a monolithic lamp-column 18 metres high. Its shaft is carved with scrollwork motif. The interior of the temple is very ornate.

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