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Kedarghat [Benares].

Kedarghat [Benares].

Photographer: Prasad, Madho

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1905

Shelfmark: Photo 17/3(6)

Item number: 6

Length: 20.7

Width: 27.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Kedar Ghat on the River Ganges, Varanasi from the Kitchener of Khartoum Collection: 'Views of Benares. Presented by the Maharaja of Benares' by Madho Prasad, c. 1905. 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 the 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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