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Kedar Ghat [Benares].

Kedar Ghat [Benares].

Photographer: Bromochary, Brajo Gopal

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 984/(19)

Item number: 98419

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Kedar ghat from 'Views of Benares, from the River Side' taken by Brajo Gopal Bromochary in 1869. The ghat is mythologically related to Kedarnath in the Himalayas which is Shivas mountain abode and has one of the 12 lingas of light. Above steps of the Ghat is the Temple which houses the Kedareshvaram Lingam. The walls of the temple with red and white stripes indicate southern Indian management. Its ghat become a busy during the sacred month of Sravana (July/August), the month of the rains.

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