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

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

Photographer: Herne, George Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/33(3398)

Item number: 1000333398

Genre: Photograph

The Teli-ka-Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, built in the middle of the 8th Century during the Pratihara period. The temple consists of a rectangular sanctuary covered by an imposing masonry tower with vaulted roof. Sculptural projections in the centre of each side of the tower mirror those of the walls below. The niches on the exterior 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.

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