Pudhu Mandapa of Tirumal Nayak (r. 1623-59), Minakshi Sundareshvara Temple, Madurai

Albumen print | 35.7 x 27.3cm | 1858

Captain Linnaeus Tripe

The temple complex that contains this open, pillared hall is dedicated to Minakshi, a form of Parvati, and her consort, Sundareshvara, a form of Shiva. The central column depicts Shiva feeding sugarcane to an elephant. Because Linnaeus Tripe respecte...
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