Wednesday, July 7, 2010

General view of the Temple at Ambernath--Photographer: Scott, Charles Medium: Photographic print Date: 1855

General view of the Temple at Ambernath
Photograph of the Ambaranatha Temple taken by Charles Scott in the late 1850s. The Ambaranatha Temple was built in 1060 as recorded in an inscription found in the temple and belongs to the Yadava style of architecture. The temple faces west and consists of a sanctuary and a mandapa or hall with three porches, both built on a stepped plan. The walls are decorated with sculpture panels of beautiful maidens and three principal niches in the centre of each wall. The curvilinear tower that covered the sanctuary has almost collapsed and is surrounded by a cluster of miniature towers continuing the wall projections while the hall has a pyramidal roof.

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