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View from the south looking across the Bindu Sagar Tank, Bhubaneshwar

View from the south looking across the Bindu Sagar Tank, Bhubaneshwar

Photographer: Cornish, William Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(326)

Item number: 1003326

Genre: Photograph

View from the south looking across the Bindu Sagar Tank, Bhubaneshwar, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by William Henry Cornish in 1892. Bhubaneshwar has many sacred Hindu temples which were built between the 7th and the 13th centuries in the Orissan variant of the Nagara style. These temples normally consist of a sanctuary covered by a tall curvilinear tower divided into horizontal bands and capped by an amalaka and a pot finial. The square mandapa has a pyramidal roof. Most of the temples of Bhubaneshwar are grouped around Bindu Sagar, the tank in the middle of the ancient town.

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