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Temple of Narsi Kesavji Nayak [Satrunjaya]

Temple of Narsi Kesavji Nayak [Satrunjaya]

Photographer: Sykes and Dwyer

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 968/1(5)

Item number: 96815

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Satrunjaya from James Burgess, 'The Temples of Satrunjaya, the celebrated Jain place of pilgrimage...' by Skyes and Dwyer in 1869. Satrunjaya is an ancient Jain place of pilgrimage where it is believed that Adinatha, the first Jain Tirthankara visited several times and his disciple Pundarika obtained enlightenment. There are many hundreds of multi-spired temples on the two summits of the hill in the town of Palitana, Gujarat. The sanctuaries are grouped in fortified enclosures or tuks, named after their founders. The temple of Kesavji Nayak dedicated to Abhinandamanatha, the 4th Tirthankara, was built in 1862. The entrance of the temple is to the east. "The roof is formed of lines of globes covering each face, with animal figures along the ridges."

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