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Three temples at Dubrajpur, Birbhum District.

Three temples at Dubrajpur, Birbhum District.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/22(2117a)

Item number: 2117a

Length: 15

Width: 20.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of three Shiva temples in Dubrajpur, West Bengal from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. The central shrine is single storied, sits on a raised platform and has but one entrance. The temple is classified as a trayodassha-ratna (thirteen-pinnacled) shrine and is typical of the Dubrajpur type. It is decorated with sculptures of foliate designs and carved figures of Krishna are found on the panels, playing the flute while surrounded by adoring gopis (young cattle-tending maidens).

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