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View along street lined with temples in the Vimalavasi Tuk, Satrunjaya 10032088

View along street lined with temples in the Vimalavasi Tuk, Satrunjaya 10032088

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2088)

Item number: 10032088

Length: 28.4

Width: 37

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of temples in the Vimalavasi Tuk at Satrunjaya, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s-90s. Satrunjaya is an ancient Jain place of pilgrimage as it is believed that Pundarika, the main disciple of the first Jain Tirthankara Adinatha, obtained enlightenment here. On the two summits of the hill, which rise 600 m above the plain around the town of Palitana, there are many hundreds of multi-spired temples where every day pilgrims come to pay reverence to the different Jain saints. The sanctuaries are grouped in fortified enclosures or tuks, named after their founders. This view shows the street lined temples that leads to the Adinatha Temple in the Vimalavasi Tuk, situated on the south ridge of the hill .

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