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The front of the Motisah Tuk looking towards the Chaumukh Temple, Satrunjaya

The front of the Motisah Tuk looking towards the Chaumukh Temple, Satrunjaya

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/19(2022)

Item number: 1000192022

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the front of the Motisah Tuk looking towards the Chaumukh Temple in Satrunjaya. Satrunjaya is an ancient Jain place of pilgrimage where the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhadeva obtained enlightenment. On the two summits of the hill, which rise 600 metres above the plain around the town of Palitana, there are many hundreds of multi-spired temples where every day pilgrims come to pay reverence to the different Jain saints. The sanctuaries are grouped in fortified enclosures or tuks, named after their founders and are not earlier than the 16th century as many were destroyed during the 14th-15th centuries by the Muslims. The view looks north along the east front of the Motisah Tuk towards the temples on the northern ridge. The tallest tower in the Chaumukh or Khartaravasi Tuk is that of the Chaumukh or Adinatha Temple.

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