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Fort, Govardhangiri, Shimoga district (Mysore). 30 March 1806

Fort, Govardhangiri, Shimoga district (Mysore). 30 March 1806

Artist: unknown

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: WD767

Item number: 767

Length: 25.3

Width: 39.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink drawing of the fortress of Govardhangiri located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka (Mysore) by an unknown artist, 30th March, 1806. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Goverdangury. 30th March, 1806.'

The fortress of Govardhangiri is set on a hill 1,720 feet high in the Ghats. It overlooks the village of Gersoppa which gives its name to the famous Gersoppa falls. The original fort is said to have been erected in the 18th century by Jinadatta Raya who named it after the celebrated hill Giri Raj in northern Muttra from where he came.

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