A sacred reservoir [by the Damodar temple, outside Junagadh]
Photographer: Nelson, F.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Damodar Kund and a bridge at Junagadh in Gujarat, taken by the travelling commercial photographer F. Nelson in the 1890s from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Photographs of Junagadh'. This view shows the Damodar Kund, a pool strewn with boulders in the Sonarekha river, with a bridge beyond and Mount Girnar in the distance. The river has its source at the foot of Mount Girnar, which lies three kilometres (two miles) east of Junagadh and is the highest point on the Saurashtra peninsula. It has been an important pilgrimage site since the 3rd century BC. The mountain is particularly sacred to the Jains but also to Muslims and Hindus and it is the site of a number of temples. The Damodar Kund is sacred to Hindus.