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Madura: Temple of Minakshi, South Gopuram

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dc.contributor.authorFrederic, Louis
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Madurai, Tamil Nadu)
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T01:50:49Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T01:50:49Z
dc.date.created1959
dc.identifierANUA 682-1950
dc.identifier.otherIM-2035
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/176950
dc.descriptionThis temple is the biggest and most remarkable of the period. It is enclosed by a succession of walls, of which the outer ones form a rectangle 820 by 800'. It has 4 huge gopurams. Apart from the inner 2 sanctuaries of Minakshi and Sundaresvar, the whole temple is the work of Tirumala Nayaka, the former temple having been razed to the ground by Malik Kafur's expedition in 1310. Construction began in 1560, and took 120 years to complete. It reportedly contains 33 million carvings in stone and in stucco. The temple has 9 gopurams, of which the south one is the most remarkable.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediummounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectNayaka Dynasty
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleMadura: Temple of Minakshi, South Gopuram
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Frederic, L. Indian Temples & Sculpture, Thames & Hudson, London, 1959. Illus. 250. p. 283
dc.date.updated2019-10-15T01:50:48Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis item is provided for research purposes. Contact the Australian National University Archives at butlin.archives@anu.edu.au for permission to use.
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