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Bhangurh, in the Ulwur Territory.

Bhangurh, in the Ulwur Territory.

Photographer: Impey, Eugene Clutterbuck

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 971/(58)

Item number: 97158

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from an album of 80 albumen prints taken by Eugene Clutterbuck Impey. View looking towards the Jain temple at Bhangarh in Rajasthan, with pool in foreground. In James Fergusson's description of the photograph: 'This place was formerly the capital of a small principality, and the inhabitants were principally of the Jaina religion. It is now quite deserted, and this is the only one of its temples which remains in a tolerable state of repair.' The ruins of Bhangarh lie on the route from Jaipur to Alwar, on the outskirts of the Sariska Tiger Sanctuary, with the Aravalli hills forming the backdrop. The town was established by Madho Singh, the younger brother of Akbar's famous general Man Singh of the Kacchwaha Rajput clan, in 1631. Several legends shroud the reason why it was abandoned in mystery. It is known for some beautiful temples including the Jain temple

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