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Small shrine dedicated to Lakshmi-Narayana behind the Limboji Mata Temple, Dilmal, Gujarat

Small shrine dedicated to Lakshmi-Narayana behind the Limboji Mata Temple, Dilmal, Gujarat

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/18(1880)

Item number: 1880

Length: 24

Width: 29.15

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the small shrine dedicated to Lakshmi-Narayana behind the Limboji Mata Temple at Dilmal in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The main temple of Limboji Mata at Delmal dates from the 11th century, built by the Solanki dynasty, though additions were made in the 17th and 18th centuries. Limboji Mata’s plan consists of a central mandapa or columned hallway, a sanctum, and a porch. There are minor shrines in the courtyard surrounding the main temple that date from the 12th century. The shrine in this photograph is dedicated to Lakshmi-Narayana, whose statue inside is dated Sam. 1532. On the east wall of the shrine is a figure of Vishnu upon Garuda.

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