Sopara, Thana District. Sculptures at the Temple of Chakresvara
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a sculpture slab leaning against a tree near the Temple of Chakresvara at Sopara, Thana District of Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens in 1898. Sopara was a port and an important religious and trading centre from about B.C 1500 to A.D 1300. In the Progress report for the Archaeological Survey of Western India for the year ending 30th June 1898, Henry Cousens wrote, "The great figure of Brahmadeva at the temple on the west bank of the Ramakunda [four-faced yaksha]...is an unfinished work, it being left in the rough."