[View of buildings on the side of Datar Hill, Junagadh.]
Photographer: Nelson, F.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of buildings on the side of 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 in the Saurashtra peninsula and has been an important religious centre and site of pilgrimage since the 3rd century BC, being particularly sacred to the Jains. Datar Hill is 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 view looks down on buildings on the rocky slopes of the hill.