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Temple at Banda, Manbhum District.

Temple at Banda, Manbhum District.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(138)

Item number: 1003138

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the temple at Banda, Manbhum district was taken by Joseph David Beglar c. 1872-73 and forms part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (Indian Museum Series). The accompanying text explains, "...Here is a stone temple in the middle of some low jangal; in plan, it resembles the temples of Barakar, and, like them, it consists of a single cell; like them, too, it once had a mandapa, in front of which the fragments, misarranged into a long pillared hall, still exist..." This photograph shows the shikara or tower and some of the remnants of the pillared hall. Bengal list pp. 556-557; J.D. Beglar, Report of a tour through the Bengal 1872-73 (A.S.I. vol. VIII, Calcutta, 1878), pp. 168-169

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