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Temple with towered roof, now in ruins, Garhwa, Allahabad District.

Temple with towered roof, now in ruins, Garhwa, Allahabad District.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(654)

Item number: 1003654

Genre: Photograph

This photograph showing a mandapa in foreground with a partially collapsed sanctuary tower beyond was taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s and is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (Indian Museum Series). The site was described by Cunningham as follows, "The only existing temple stands in the south-west corner of the enclosure. It is about 55 feet long by 30 feet broad, with the entrance towards the east...The temple consists of two parts: an open pillared hall or mandapa, which is about 30 feet square, supported on 16 pillars, and a sanctum or garbhagriga, which is a square of about 25 feet with the corners indented, and with niches in each of the three unattached faces. As all the statues have been removed from the outside as well as the inside of the temple, there is nothing to show to whom it was dedicated..." A. Cunningham, Report for the year 1871-72 (A.S.I. vol. III, Calcutta, 1873), pp. 57-58

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