Hindu temples, shrines, and monasteries.
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Published by Library of Congress Office, Library of Congress Photoduplication Service in New Delhi, Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • India.


  • Temples, Hindu -- India

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Edition Notes

SeriesSouth Asia ephemera collection., I-CLR-203.4
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 97/60364 (B)
The Physical Object
Pagination8 microfiches.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL324864M
LC Control Number97905758

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