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View of a single small ruined temple near the village of Anjaneri, Nasik District 10032155

View of a single small ruined temple near the village of Anjaneri, Nasik District 10032155

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2155)

Item number: 10032155

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a single small ruined temple near the village of Anjaneri, Nasik District taken by Henry Cousens either in the 1880s or the 1890s. Anjaneri is situated in northern Maharashtra. A large number of temples were built here independently of one another, unusual for temples of such a small size. They are not clustered around a central shrine in the manner that most small Indian temples are, instead each stands alone and is dedicated to a different deity. The Brahmanical shrines have been damaged very badly and probably on purpose, however the Jain shrines are better preserved. The temple shown in this image is probably Jain temple no.7 and is constructed very plainly. It consists of a sanctuary covered by a curvilinear roof and a pillared porch incorporating square pillars with simply moulded bases.

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