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Kamanath [Vadodara]

Kamanath [Vadodara]

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/24(55)

Item number: 4302455

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Kamnath Temple at Baroda, Gujarat from the Curzon Collection, taken by an unknown photographer during the 1890s. The temple stood on the banks of the Vishvamitri river and was the Hindu cremation ground for the city. This is a general view of the temple and shows steps built into the riverbank known as ghats. Water is regarded as a sacred agent of purification in Hinduism and after cremation the ashes would be cast into the river.

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