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General view of the Raghunathji Temple and surroundings, Orchha

General view of the Raghunathji Temple and surroundings, Orchha

Photographer: Smith, Edmund William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1518)

Item number: 10031518

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Raghunathji Temple and the surroundings at Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in the 1880s. Orchha was founded as the capital of the Rajput state of Bundelkhand in Central India by Raja Rudra Pratap (r.1501-31) in 1501. The citadel is situated on an island in the Betwa river, and contains three palaces: the Ramji Mandir, the Raj Mandir and the Jahangir Mandir.

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