Sep 5, 2010

Muktagiri Jain Temples and Waterfall - 1865

Photograph of the Jain Temples at Muktagiri from the Allardyce Collection: Album of views and portraits in Berar and Hyderabad taken by Robert Gill in the 1860s. Muktagiri is located about 65km from Amravati in Maharashtra and the site consists of 52 Jain temples on a hilltop near a waterfall that date to the 15th century. In the Central Provinces List of 1897, Henry Cousens wrote: "Muktagiri [has] a collection of...Jaina temples of no particular interest, and possessing few or no architectural features worthy of note. They form, however, a very picturesque group, perched upon the precipitous ledges of rock at the end of secluded and wild ravine, where a pretty waterfall comes tumbling down to the valley from the highlands above." (British Library)

Muktagiri is a Jain Pilgrimage centre, located on border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in India. It comes under Bhainsdehi tehsil of Betul district or Baitul district in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is 14 km away from Paratwada, Dist. Amravati, Maharashtra. Muktagiri is 7 km away from Kharpi village on Paratwada - Baitul road. (Wikipedia)

Photographer: Robert Gill
Source: British Library Website