View from the south-west of the north porch of the Rudra Mahalaya Temple, Siddhapur
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the north porch of the Rudra Mahalaya Temple at Sidhpur in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The Rudra Mahalaya Temple at Sidhpur dates from the 12th century and was constructed by the Solanki ruler Jayasimha (r.1094-1143). This multi-storeyed temple is devoted to the Shiva, a principle Hindu deity. Only two porches and four pillars remain of the eleven shrines and three gateways. The ornamentation of the temple was exuberant as shown by the the elaborate and detailed carving of the pillars in this view.