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General view of Temple of Bhavani, Tahakari

General view of Temple of Bhavani, Tahakari

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1729)

Item number: 10031729

Length: 233

Width: 288

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of temple of Bhavani, Tahakari taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. Tahakari is situated in northern Maharashtra. In the Bombay list, p. 41 it is described as: ''...a small hamlet amongst the hills, eight miles to the north-west of Akola. Here is the old triple-shrined temple of Bhavani or Devi...The exterior walls of the temple are ornamented with decorative bands similar to that of Siddhesvara at Akola, but in each of the recessed panels around the principal shrine is a female figure, and in each of three niches - one in each face of the back wall of the shrine is a figure. The shikaras, which were built of brick, like that of the Kokamthan Temple, are very dilapidated and pertly destroyed. The rest of the building below the cornice is of stone masonry.'' Two of the three shikaras or towers, can be seen in this photograph, each covering a shrine.

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