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The ghats at Hardwar

The ghats at Hardwar

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4783

Item number: 4783

Length: 37.7

Width: 54

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the ghats at Haridwar from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V' 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.

Haridwar, located on the right bank of the Ganges river in Uttar Pradesh, is known for the bathing ghat called Harikacharan, or Vishnu's Footprint, at the Gangadwara temple. Idealised view of a bathing ghat and temple in Haridwar. Inscribed below: 'Bathing place at Hurdwar.'

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