Ghats and temples on the River Sipra at Ujjain 1000333383
Photographer: Herne, George Edward
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the ghats and temples on the River Sipra at Ujjain, taken by George Edward Herne in 1869. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred Hindu cities. It is an ancient pilgrimage centre built on the banks of the Sipra river with characteristic stepped ghats. The Kumbha Mela festival is held here every twelve years and attracts a large number of devotees who come to bath in the purifying waters of the river.