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The Great Temple of Eklingaji

The Great Temple of Eklingaji

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 970/(14)

Item number: 97014

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Ekalinga Temple from James Burgess' 'Photographs of Architecture and Scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana' taken by Colin Murray in c.1872. Eklingji, northeast of Udaipur, is a complex of 108 temples and shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a general view of the Ekalinga Temple, photographed from outside the boundary wall. The temple is built on the shore of a small lake and it is approached by a flight of steps. The hall or mandapa has finely carved pillars housing a four-faced Shiva image and a silver Nandi. The roof of the sanctuary is made of a cluster of miniature spires. The present structure was built in the 15th Century.

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