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The Motisah Temple from the south-east [Satrunjaya]

The Motisah Temple from the south-east [Satrunjaya]

Photographer: Sykes and Dwyer

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 968/1(28)

Item number: 968128

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Motisah Temple, 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 Motisah Temple was constructed by a merchant family of Bombay in 1836. On each side leading up to the front entrance is a small shrine. The double-storey porches are similar to the entrance gateway and the central porch has within the arch an elaborately carved double bracket.

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