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The Brahmavarta ghat with attached temple, and other buildings including a mosque, at Bithur

The Brahmavarta ghat with attached temple, and other buildings including a mosque, at Bithur

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4746

Item number: 4746

Length: 48

Width: 32

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of Brahmavarta ghat at Bithur from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Cawnpore to Mohumdy Vol. IV' 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.

Bithur, located near Kanpur on the Ganges river, is known for theBrahmavarta ghat, at which it is believed that "Brahma celebrated the completion of the creation of the world by a horse sacrifice at this place." View of the Brahmavarta ghat with attached temple, and other buildings including a mosque. Inscribed below: 'Bithoor.- Bathing place with Hindoo Mundell, and at the Right a Musgid.'

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