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Sculptural details of elevation of Venkataramana Temple, Tadpatri

Sculptural details of elevation of Venkataramana Temple, Tadpatri

Photographer: Madras School of Industrial Arts

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/26(2605)

Item number: 2605

Length: 20.9

Width: 26.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the sculptural details of the elevation of the Venkataramana Temple at Tadpatri, Andhra Pradesh, taken by the Madras School of Industrial Arts around 1868, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This complex was built during the Vijayanagara period in the mid-16th century. It is entered through a tall gopura in the middle of the east side of a rectangular colonnade. The main shrine, dedicated to Vishnu, is preceded by a closed mandapa with two porches. The outer walls of the main temple and the enclosed mandapa are decorated with sculptures set between pilasters, representing episodes from the Krishna and Ramayana legends.

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