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Tuk of Khartaravasi from the South [Satrunjaya].

Tuk of Khartaravasi from the South [Satrunjaya].

Photographer: Sykes and Dwyer

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 968/1(14)

Item number: 968114

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Khartavasi Tuk, 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. On the highest point of the North ridge of the Satrunjaya hill there is the Khartavasi Tuk with the Adinatah Temple which dates back to the 16th century. The sanctuary houses quadruple Tirthankara images and is approached through four entrance porches. A slender curvilinear tower rises on top of the sanctuary.

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