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Joseph David Beglar
Statues in the colonnade of the Chaunsath Yogini Temple, Bheraghat, Jabalpur District
Courtesy of the British Library, Image number: 10031236, Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1236)
Photograph of statues in the colonnade of the Chaunsath Yogini temple, Bheraghat taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. Bheragat is situated in Madhya Pradesh, close to Tripuri which was the ancient Haihaya capital. The Chaunsath Yogini Temple dates from the 10th and 12th centuries and is located on a hill overlooking the Narmada river. The temple is unusually planned, consisting of a circular colonnade with 81 smaller shrines incorporating sculptures from the 10th century. A renowned group represents the sixty-four yoginis, the Matrikas and other goddesses.