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Temple of Modi Premachand Lalaji [Satrunjaya]

Temple of Modi Premachand Lalaji [Satrunjaya]

Photographer: Sykes and Dwyer

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 968/1(19)

Item number: 968119

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 Modi Premchand was built in 1786. The principal entrance is from the east. The pillars are decorated with guardian figures in relief and the walls have sculptures of Hindu divinities. The main mandapa and porches are crowned with plain low domes and the shrine with three spires.

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