View from the south-west of the Mukteshvara Temple, Chaudanpur
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Mukteshvara Temple at Chaudanpur, with a row of inscription slabs standing in the foreground, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. In his report he wrote, "The temple has a deep overhanging cornice with a double curved outline, forming the eaves of the porches...The tower now becomes a 'Chalukya' tower, as that term is used to denote the distinctive style evolved within the Kanarese districts about the tenth and eleventh centuries." The outer walls of the shrine incorporate sculptured panels and niches in which images were placed. The temple has two porches enclosed by a low wall, richly decorated with bands of scroll work and repetitions of little shikaras.