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Batsaraj ghat [Benares].

Batsaraj ghat [Benares].

Photographer: Prasad, Madho

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1905

Shelfmark: Photo 17/3(4)

Item number: 4

Length: 21.1

Width: 28.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Batsaraj Ghat on the holy River Ganges at Varanasi, from the Kitchener of Khartoum Collection: 'Views of Benares. Presented by the Maharaja of Benares' by Madho Prasad, c. 1905. Batsaraj Ghat has two Jain temples. Varanasi, founded in the sixth century BC is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus but is also holy for the Jains. According to Jain traditions it is the birthplace of four tirthankaras and is counted among Jain sacred tirthas.

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