Temple of Mahadeva with pillar, Baijnath, Shahabad District.
Photographer: Garrick, Henry Baily Wade
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Temple of Mahadeva, Baijnath, Bihar, taken by Henry B W Garrick in 1881-2, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This is a small cube shaped stone temple with a later pyramidal shaped roof. The 'List of Ancient Monuments in Bengal' of 1896 published by the Government of Bengal states: 'The square elevated space on the east side of the old watercourse contains a vast variety of figures, better executed than those at Darauti. There are in particular a great many square obelisks of a different form from those at Darauti, which represent in several tiers domestic scenes. There are also numerous columns, pedestals, cornices, capitals, &c.' (pp.360-362)