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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Chennai, Tamil Nādu, Indiaen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 16th century (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknown (Indian (South Asian))en_US
dc.date1500-1599en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T19:09:30Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T19:09:30Z
dc.date.issued1500-1599en_US
dc.identifier264460en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3369en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/180534
dc.descriptionDetail, stucco figures on the east gopuram; Mylapore is a neighborhood in the southern part of Chennai. The temple's name is derived from the words kapalam (head) and eeshwarar, an alias of Shiva. It is a Saivite temple, worshipping Shiva and Parvati in her form known as Karpagambal (from Tamil, "Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree"). The temple is thought to first date from the 7th century (Pallava reign); this was destroyed under the Portuguese and the present building built (1 km further inland) in the 16th century under the Vijayanagara empire. This temple is in the southern, dravida (Dravidian) style, with a large gopuram and two entrances. Some inscription fragments dated from 1250 CE exist. The temple's east 120 ft gopuram (gateway tower) was built in 1906 with stucco figures adorning it. There are several Sannidhis (internal temples) dedicated to various gods inside the temple complex, as well as other shrines and halls (mandapa) and a temple tank. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/13/2015)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; painted stuccoen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectHinduismen_US
dc.subjectSaiviteen_US
dc.subjectSaivismen_US
dc.subjectVijayanagaren_US
dc.titleKapaleeshwarar Templeen_US
dc.title.alternativeArulmigu Kapaleeswarar Templeen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-IN-CH-RT-A22en_US
vra.culturalContextIndian (South Asian)en_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes), construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
vra.worktypeshrine (structure)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Indian)en_US


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