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Meer and Lalita Ghats and the Nepalee's Temple [Benares].

Meer and Lalita Ghats and the Nepalee's Temple [Benares].

Photographer: Bromochary, Brajo Gopal

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 984/(12)

Item number: 98412

Genre: Photograph

Photograph looking along the riverbank towards the two ghats, with the Nepalese temple beyond. "Meer Ghat was built by a wealthy Mahommedan named, Rustam Ali Khan, Nazim of Benares. It is now under the possession of His Highness the Maharaja of Benares and is in a decayed condition. The Napalee's Temple, popularly called Napaly Khapra, rising from the banks of the river is a strikingly picturesque object. In its external appearance, it is altogether unlike the temples erected by the Hindus." The Nepalese temple (seen on the left) on Lailta ghat was built at the behest of the King of Nepal in the typical Kathmandu style using wood and woodcarvers brought from Nepal. The temple houses an image of Pashupateshwar which is a manifestation of Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath in the Kathmandu Valley.

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