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Modhera, Baroda state, c. 1200 A.D.

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Modhera, Baroda state, c. 1200 A.D.
Author(s): Brown, Percy
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Gujarat & South Rajasthan;architecture;diagrams/drawings;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: One of the most impressive features of this (local soft golden-brown sandstone) and other Gujarat shrines is the entirely organic plan in the relation of all the parts of the shrine to the whole and its functional arrangement of all the architectural accessories of religious worship. It consists of an open pillared porch connected by a narrow passage to a building containing an assembly hall and the garbha griha itself. The seemingly separate portions of the structure are related by the horizontal lines of the mouldings that follow the usual tripartite division of the wall. A similar division in the proportion and decoration of the pillars of the interior brings them into unity with the whole scheme. (Rowland, p. 178) -- Conjectural restoration of the Temple of the Sun (Surya).
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1314


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