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South-west view, Matangesvarasvami Temple, Great Conjeeveram, Chingleput District

South-west view, Matangesvarasvami Temple, Great Conjeeveram, Chingleput District

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/5(407)

Item number: 407

Length: 23.5

Width: 18.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Matangesvarasvami Temple at Kanchipuram, taken by a photographer of the Archaeological Survey of India around 1900-01. The holy Hindu town of Kanchipuram was the Pallava capital in the 7th and 8th centuries. The temple in this view has a small sanctuary covered by a pyramidal tower capped by a domed roof and is preceded by a columned mandapa. the columns at the entrance of the mandapa have seated lions at the base.

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