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Babalut Temple, Umritsar. Flying foxes in the tree.

Babalut Temple, Umritsar. Flying foxes in the tree.

Photographer: Shepherd and Robertson

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1863

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(48)

Item number: 22248

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Babalut temple in Amritsar, from the Strachey Collection of Indian Views, taken by Shepherd and Roberston about 1863.The 150 feet high tower was built in 1778-1784 in memory of Atal Rai, the son of the Sikh Guru Hargobind, who died at the tender age of nine. The little boy was called ‘Baba’ because he was a precocious child, wise beyond his years.

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