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The River Temple, Vijayanagara

The River Temple, Vijayanagara

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/13(1393)

Item number: 1393

Length: 21.1

Width: 26.15

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Kodandarama Temple at Vijayanagara, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, c.1880. The Kodandarama temple is a popular pilgrimage shrine situated north of the Matanga hill, the highest outcrop at Hampi, on the bank of the Tungabhadra river. The temple is built on a boulder on the south carved with figures of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman. The sanctuary opens on a columned porch and steps descend to a lower porch. A small tower rises on top of the carved rock within the sanctuary. It has a square base, a circular storey in the middle and is crowned by an octagonal member with a circular top.

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