View looking along the bank of the Bindu Sagar Tank towards the Ananta Vasudeva Temple, Bhubaneshwar
Photographer: Cornish, William Henry
Medium: Photographic print
View looking along the bank of the Bindu Sagar Tank towards the Ananta Vasudeva Temple, 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. The temples in this view are dominated by the tall tower of the Ananta Vasudeva (1278) complex.