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Two-storied mandapa of the Margasahayeshvara Temple, Virinchipuram 2710

Two-storied mandapa of the Margasahayeshvara Temple, Virinchipuram 2710

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/27(2710)

Item number: 2710

Length: 23.3

Width: 25.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the two-storey mandapa of the Marghabhandu Temple at Virinchipuram, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by an unknown photographer in c.1870. Virinchipuram is a small town 12 km west of Vellore. The Marghabhandu or Margasahayeshvara Temple built in the Aravidu style of Tamil Nadu in the 16th century. It has twin kalyana mandapas or halls with a facade of piers carved with rearing yalis and horses with riders. Robert Sewell wrote in the Madras List of 1868, "The central shrine of the temple Margasahayesvara is said to have been built by a Chola Raja. Some of the mandapams are said to have been sculptured by the son of the artist that executed the carvings of the kalyana mandapam of the Vellore temple."

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