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An 18th century Hindu temple by a lake at Jagannathpur

An 18th century Hindu temple by a lake at Jagannathpur

Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4800

Item number: 4800

Length: 42.7

Width: 60.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a Hindu temple at Jagannathpur from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi Vol. VI' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r. 1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.

View of an 18th century Jagannath temple by a lake at Jagannathpur, in Haryana, with a separate enclosed tank. Juggernauth’ or ‘juggernaut’ is a corruption of the Sanskrit word ‘Jagannatha’, or 'Lord of the Universe,' an incarnation of the principal Hindu deity, Vishnu, primarily worshipped at the famous shrine of Puri in Orissa. Inscribed below: 'Juggernaut Mundell at Juggernautpore.'

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