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View from the south-west of the Teli-ka-Mandir in the Fort, Gwalior

View from the south-west of the Teli-ka-Mandir in the Fort, Gwalior

Photographer: Herne, George Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/33(3397)

Item number: 1000333397

Genre: Photograph

The Teli-ka-Mandir is a Hindu temple built in the middle of the 8th Century during the Pratihara period. The temple consists of a rectangular sanctuary covered by a masonry tower with a vaulted roof with projections in the middle of each side that continue those of the walls beneath. The niches on the outer walls are empty but the doorway is decorated with carved figures of river goddesses, amorous couples, foliation motifs and a flying Garuda on the lintel. View of the temple before its restoration.

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