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Indian Temple History and Records

This is an assorted collection of photographs, oral histories, and documents pertaining to the study of ordinary and great temples of India. It is provided as a resource for researchers to study personal and family history of names, places, and traditions.

Included are documents from temple bulletins, commemorative volumes, and photographs taken by devotees and archeologists.

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Pictures of Idols, dDeities, and Temple Records

Abandoned Temple, Perhaps Period of Ikkeri Nayakas
Town of Nagar, Shimoga District
Abandoned Temple, Nagar
Hoysala Temple
Amriteshwara Temple Complex
Town of Tarikere

Carved Pillar of a Lingayat Temple
The Village of Ulavi, Uttara Kannada District
Artifacts of a Virashaiva Temple
Uluvi Temple Art
Carved Wooden Pillar
The Village of Ulavi, Uttara Kannada District

Copper-plates of Goa
From such records, the history of temples and families can be reconstructed.
Tamrapatra Collection
Amriteshwara Temple Artifact
Cradle Ceremony for Krishna
Detail from Amriteshwara Temple, Karnataka

Decorated Krishna
Painting from the Paratagali Muth Collection
Fabric Painting of Krishna
Patrons, Kings, and Saints
Detail from a Painted Wooden Panel
Ittigegud Temple, Mysore

Dwarakanath Swamiji
Paratagali Muth Collection, Goa
Konkani Temple Records
Vali Breathing his Last
Dying Vali on Tara's Lap
Sculpture from a temple near Mysore

The Elephant in Must; On the Right is Shown the Tamed Elephant
Painting from a Jain Muth, Sravanabelagola
Jain Archive of Sravanabelagola
Deity of Gokarn Temple
Goddess Bhadrakali, Gokarn

Goddess Mahamaya of Ankola
Idol of Laxminarayana Mahamayi Temple
Presiding Deity of Ankola Temple
Hindu Deities
Goddess Mahamaya
Sadashivagad near Karwar

A Goddess of Sex Ritual
An ancient tantric icon dumped in the attic at Kolaramma temple, Kolar in Karnataka
Tantric Goddess
Melkote Temple Artifacts
Huge Drums Donated by Tippu Sultan
Yoga-Narasimha-Swamy Temple, Melkote

Icon of Garuda
Srirangapattana Temple Artifact, Karnataka
Temples of Srirangapattana
Banashankari Temple
Idol of Goddess Banashankari
Town of Badami, Karnataka

Kolaramma Temple Plaque
Kolaramma Temple, Kolar
Names of Medieval India
Letterings Below a Hoysala Sculpture
Signature of a Nuggehalli sculptor, Hasan District

Lord Venkataramana Swamy
Manjuguni temple, Sirsi, Karnataka
Temple of Manjuguni
Vishnu as Narasimha
Narasimha (Half-man, Half-lion) in a Yogic Stance
Detail from a 15th century sculpture, Melukote, Mandya District

Pontiff of a Konkani Sect
Paratagali Muth Collection, Goa
Konkani Temple Records
Temple Arts Based on Hindu Mythology
Ramayana Scenes from Khetapai Temple
Mudabhatkal, Uttara Kannada

Roman Glazed Tiles with Bull Emblem in Hindu a Temple, Goa
Bull Emblems
Melkote Temple Artifacts
Sculptures of Cheluvanarayana Temple
Town of Melkote

Sign Says "Since 1930 We have Stopped Butchering Bufalo"
Markamba Temple, Sirsi
Sirsi Marikamba Temple
Lord Shanmugam
The Six Faced Deity Riding a Peacock
Sculpture of Shanmuga, Shankar Narayan Temple, Sonda

Sri Marikamba Devi, Sirsi
Hindu Deities
Gramadevata or Village Deities
Tribal Deities
Unidentified Hindu dieties, Village of Gunavante, 1982

Two Headed Bird Ganda-berunda
Detail from Garudasthambha temple pillar, Konkani Math, Goa
Temple Arts of India
Temple at Chitakuli
A Typical Temple on Konkan Coast
The village of Chitakuli, near Karwar

Wooden Pillar Carvings
Mallikarjuna Temple, Cancone, Goa
Temple Arts of India

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