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View to the West from the Bhulavani [Satrunjaya]

View to the West from the Bhulavani [Satrunjaya]

Photographer: Sykes and Dwyer

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 968/1(34)

Item number: 968134

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Satrunjaya from James Burgess, 'The Temples of Satrunjaya, the celebrated Jain place of pilgrimage...' by Skyes and Dwyer in 1869. Satrunjaya is an ancient Jain place of pilgrimage where it is believed that Adinatha, the first Jain Tirthankara visited several times and his disciple Pundarika obtained enlightenment. 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. In this view it is possible to see the white temple covered by a dome of Sah Vardhichand Gulabachand of Gwalior built in 1852. On the other side there is the Samita Shikhara temple.

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