Here is a compilation of some very old photos and paintings of Jagannatha Puri, in Orissa. Many of these photos were taken by William Henry Cornish around 1880 to 1890.

Close view of the lion gate and aruna-stambha of the Jagannatha Temple taken by William Henry Cornish around 1892.

Photograph of the lion’s gate (singha dwara) of the Jagannatha temple at Puri taken by William Henry Cornish around 1868.

 

View from the east towards the Jagannatha Temple with the bazaar in the foreground, taken by William Henry Cornish in 1892.

Grand Road in front of Jagannatha Temple taken in 1928.

Construction of the Ratha chariots of Lord Jagannatha taken by Asutosh Sinha in 1960.

Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Dev during the cherapahanra, on the Nandigosh chariot taken by Asutosh Sinha in 1971.

The return journey of Jagannatha Mahaprabhu from the chariot to the temple taken by Asutosh Sinah in 1968.

Close view of the inner gateway of the Jagannatha Temple taken by Poorno Chander Mukherji in the 1890’s.

Photograph of the base of the aruna-stambha in front of the Jagannatha Temple at Puri taken by Poorno Chander Mukherji in the 1890’s.

Northern entrance of the Jagannatha Temple at Puri taken by Poorno Chander Mukherji in 1890.

Southern facade of the Jagannatha Temple at Puri taken by William Cornish in 1892.

Minor temples at the south side of the Jagannatha Temple complex at Puri taken by Poorno Chander Mukherji in 1890.

General view from the south-east of the Jagannatha Temple at Puri taken by William Henry Cornish in 1892.

Entrance to the Jagannatha Temple (lion gateway – singhadwara) of the Jagannatha Temple at Puri taken by Henry Dixon in the early 1860s.

Photograph of the dola-mandapa in the Jagannatha Temple complex at Puri taken by Poorno Chander Mukherji in 1890.

Photograph of sculptural panels in the Jagannatha Temple at Puri taken by Poorno Chander Mukherji in the 1890s.

Photograph of Jagannatha temple in Puri taken in 1938.

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