Mandir is a term used for a temple. In the context of a residence, it denotes a house temple. In this residence, the mandir was a stepped wooden platform used to place idols of gods and goddesses. The whole arrangement was raised up on a paat (low seat) and set within a wall niche.


  • Title: Mandir (Shrine)
  • Location: Dungarpur, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Vagad
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending

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