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The principal shrine, Varadarajaperumal Temple, Conjeeveram

The principal shrine, Varadarajaperumal Temple, Conjeeveram

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1897

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/3(321)

Item number: 321

Length: 21.1

Width: 25.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the principal shrine of the Varadarajaperumal Temple at Kanchipuram, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1896-98. This temple is situated in the heart of Vishnu Kanchi, which represents the Vaishnava establishment of Kanchipuram. 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. There is a great richness of carvings, sculptures and paintings.

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