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Velapur, Sholapur District. Temple on tank, interior

Velapur, Sholapur District. Temple on tank, interior

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1897

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/5(1554)

Item number: 1554

Length: 24

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of a temple at Velapur in the Sholapur District of Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Western India 1897-98. This is a view from a colonnaded porch looking towards the entrance and the interior of a temple at Velapur. The temple is a double shrine in the Hemadpanti style dating to c.1300 in the reign of Devagiri Yadava king Ramchandra (1271-1310). Numerous temples in the Hemadpanti style were built in Central India under the Yadava dynasty in the 12th century. They are characterised by a certain heaviness and the decoration is usually in the form of wall mouldings. There is no figure sculpture on the outer walls.

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