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Vishnu temple of the 12th century, with kiosques over the porches, at Bijholiya

Vishnu temple of the 12th century, with kiosques over the porches, at Bijholiya

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1007/3(678)

Item number: 678

Length: 15.5

Width: 21

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a Temple at Bijolia in Rajasthan, taken by an unknown photographer for the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Northern Circle (North-Western Provinces and Oudh) in 1896-97. Bijolia is located on the road between Bundi and Chittaurgarh and is situated on the picturesque Uparmal plateau. There was once a group of 100 Hindu temples in Bijolia, almost all dating to the 9th or 10th centuries, now only three remain. The area is rich in relics of medieval Mewar history. This photograph shows the sanctuary of the temple that is covered by a tall curvilinear spire with tiers of miniature temple towers. The outer walls are decorated with carved wall panels and the hall joining the sanctuary has two projecting porches.

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