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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Mardol, Goa, Indiaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal17th century (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1600-1699en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T19:09:53Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T19:09:53Z
dc.date.issued1600-1699en_US
dc.identifier264552en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3372en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/180610
dc.descriptionTypes of stambha or lat; left, dhvaja (flagpole stambha), center, deep stambha (lamp tower), right, samai (lamp); The temple complex is dedicated to the goddess Mahalasa who is identified with Mohini, the female avatar of the god Vishnu. One feature that marks Goan Hindu temple style is the modification of the lat or stambha pillar into a "lamp tower" (deep stambha) that can be lit with traditional oil lamps (diya). They are, as described by Jose Pereira: "a polygonal (octagonal) structure, with the corners of the polygons marked by engaged columns, the space between them being occupied by niches for lamps, and the whole crowned by an entablature surmounted by finials." These were influenced by Portuguese and Western architecture. The temple is also known for its exceptionally tall brass samai (an ornamental lamp pillar) which is 40 feet in height and has 21 rings of a hundred fifty small lamps. These are lit with oil wicks on festival days. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 8/25/2015)en_US
dc.format.mediumwood; brass; copper; stucco; stoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectHinduismen_US
dc.subjectIndo-Portugueseen_US
dc.subjectSeventeenth centuryen_US
dc.titleMahalasa Narayani Templeen_US
dc.title.alternativeShri Mahalasa Devasthanen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-IN-G-MNT-A10en_US
vra.culturalContextIndian (South Asian)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling), carving (processes), painting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktypelat (pillar)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Indian (South Asian))en_US


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