Posted on: 2 February 2013

'Entree d'une Pagode a Pondichery'. Aquatint by S. Himely after Paris - 1850

Aquatint by Sigismond Himely (1801-1872) after Walter Paris (fl.1849-1891) of the entrance gateway (gopura) of a Hindu temple at Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, probably published in c. 1850.

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Is this the manakkula vinayagar temple?

No no. The manakula vinayagar temple is not that old

I was here in Dec'12.

I thought it was older than 1850. The temple website dates it to pre French times.