Sunak, Nilakantha Temple: elevation.
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Sunak, Nilakantha Temple: elevation.|
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
|Keywords:||Gujarat & South Rajasthan;architecture;diagrams/drawings;book scan|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||On the exterior the temples of Gujarat and Kathiawar are generally divided into 3 zones of horizontal ornament & mouldings, including the base, the main body of the wall up to the cornice, and the roof or attack over the cella, of course, the roof is replaced by the sikhara [sic]. These divisions are in turn separated into numerous horizontal courses, each specifically named and its exact measurement prescribed in the sastras. The sikharas differ from the usual Indo-Aryan type in being composed of clustered turrets or urusringas, each a replica of the main tower, and almost free-standing from the fabric of the principal spire. The Nilakantha temple gives a good idea of the original elevation of these sanctuaries. (Source: B. Rowland, The Art and Architecture of India, London, Penguin Books, 1953, Fig. 26, p. 177)|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-1312|
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