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Nepalese Temple, Benares.

Nepalese Temple, Benares.

Photographer: Rust, Thomas A.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 27/(107)

Item number: 27107

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Nepalese temple at Lalita Ghat, Varanasi from an Album of Miscellaneous views in India, taken by Thomas A. Rust in the 1870s . View of the square tower of the Nepalese temple, with tiers of sloping roofs supported on carved wooden brackets. The temple 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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