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Temple of Hemabhai Vakhatchand [Satrunjaya]

Temple of Hemabhai Vakhatchand [Satrunjaya]

Photographer: Sykes and Dwyer

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 968/1(18)

Item number: 968118

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 the tuk of Hemabhai Vakhatchand is the Nandishvara Dvipa from the 16th Century. Its walls are almost all made of perforated stone screens and the interior contains fifty-three altars with Jain images.

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