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The main shrine and back gopura from south-west corner, Varadarajaperumal Temple, Conjeeveram

The main shrine and back gopura from south-west corner, Varadarajaperumal Temple, Conjeeveram

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1897

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/3(318)

Item number: 318

Length: 20.6

Width: 25.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the main shrine and the back gopura from the south-west corner of the Varadaraja Perumal Temple at Kanchipuram, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1896-98. This temple is situated in the heart of Vishnu Kanchi, east of Kanchipuram which represents the Vaishnava establishment of the town. The temple was expanded vastly during the Chola patronage in the 12th century and later came under the Vijayanagara patronage when the two tall gopuras and many halls and pillared verandahs were added. The temple complex covers 20 acres and consists of five enclosures. The temple is very rich of sculptures and paintings.

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