Temple near the village, Telkupi, Manbhum District.
Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a temple near the village of Telkupi taken by Joseph David Beglar between 1872 and 1873. The group of temples at Telkupi was described by Beglar, at the time this photograph was taken as, "...on the south bank of the Damuda river, is the village of Telkupi, containing, perhaps, the finest and largest number of temples within a small space that is to be found in the Chutia Nagpur Circle in Bengal. They are in three groups, the largest being to the north by a little east of the village and on the brink of the river; a second group close to the village and somewhat to its west, and a third group within the south-east end of the village." Report of a tour through the Bengal Provinces...in 1872-73 (A.S.I. vol. VIII, Calcutta, 1878), pp. 169-178: At Telkupi there are over 15 large temples and many small shrines like that shown in this photograph which has made the identification of smaller temples difficult.