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On the road to the Datar Hill [Junagadh]

On the road to the Datar Hill [Junagadh]

Photographer: Nelson, F.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 2/6(59)

Item number: 2659

Length: 21.6

Width: 29.75

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the road to Datar Hill near Junagadh in Gujarat, taken by the travelling commercial photographer F. Nelson in the 1890s from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Photographs of Junagadh'. Also known as Guru Dattatray or Dattatri, Datar Hill is one of five peaks on Mount Girnar, three kilometres east of Junagadh. The Mount is the highest point on the Saurashtra peninsula and has been an important religious centre and site of pilgrimage since the 3rd century BC, particularly sacred to the Jains. Datar Hill is also sacred to Muslims and there is a small shrine on the summit associated with Saint Jamial Shah Datar, visited by sufferers of leprosy in hope of a cure. The main shrine is at the bottom of the hill. This is a view of an Indian building beside the road to Datar Hill. The caption on the print reads: 'Koyla Wazir'.

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