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Aug 16, 2014

Ali Bhavani Temple, Patan, Khandesh District, Maharashtra - c1885

Ali Bhavani Temple, Patan, Khandesh District, Maharashtra - c1885
 General view of Ali Bhavani Temple, looking towards Kanheri Fort in the distance

Ali Bhavani Temple, Patan, Khandesh District, Maharashtra - c1885
View of river frontage of Ali Bhavani Temple

Ali Bhavani Temple, Patan, Khandesh District, Maharashtra - c1885
Inscription slab in the Ali Bhavani Temple

courtyard of Ali Bhavani Temple, Patan, Khandesh District, Maharashtra - c1885
courtyard of Ali Bhavani Temple

Photographer: Henry Cousens

At the upper end of the glen, on the east side of the stream, is the insignificant temple of Ali Bhavani. Very little of the original building now remains intact, most of what is seen being rebuilt from the material of an older temple. From what little does remain, the temple would appear to have been a cluster of small shrines, with one or two small halls...In the outside of the courtyard wall, built into the wall, is a much-abraded inscription slab, partly of old temple materials the inscription may not be, and probably is not, in situ. It records the grant of land and money by Somhadeva to the college established for the study of the Siddhantasiromani and other works of the astronomer Bhaskaracharya.

Source: British Library