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Temples outside the Motisah Tuk [Satrunjaya]

Temples outside the Motisah Tuk [Satrunjaya]

Photographer: Sykes and Dwyer

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 968/1(29)

Item number: 968129

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the temples outside the Motisah 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. The Motisah tuk is surrounded by a high wall with round towers at the corners and contains many temples which were constructed around 1836.

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