This very striking picture represents the temple of the Sacred Tank of the Shravans, or Jains, situated at Bellagolla, in Mysore. The building is dedicated to Bhadra Bahn, a holy man of the Jains who lived in the fourth century. On the summit of the hill which rises to a height of 3,250 feet may be seen a colossal statue of Gomatesware. It is sixty feet high, and is hewn out of the solid rock. The Tank, which lies at the foot of the mountain, is a very common feature in connection with Indian ecclesiastical architecture. It adds a beauty to the buildings with which it is associated, and in a land of drought and hot suns is of the greatest value to the people. Inscription Verso “Illustration from a photograph by Barton, Son & C
TitleThe Temples of the Shravanas
PhotographerBarton, Son & Co.
MediumPrint illustration on paper
Dimensions18.5 cm x 23.8 cm