Velapur, Sholapur District. Temple on tank, interior
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
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.