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74.000000,30.000000General view of village, with old temples in foreground, Katas, Jhelum District

74.000000,30.000000General view of village, with old temples in foreground, Katas, Jhelum District

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(927)

Item number: 1003927

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the village of Katas in Jhelum district, with the old temple in the background, taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. The Hindu pilgrimage site of Katas is situated on the north side of the Salt Range mountains in upper Pakistan. The ruin of the temple at the left in the photograph is presumably the large ruined temple, part of the group of temples situated above the Indus river, dating between the sixth to the early eleventh centuries. The temple in this view dates from the sixth century and is built in the Hindu Kashmiri style; it has a simple square plan and plain masonry walls and a multiple stories tower. The area between this temple and the fort at the right is presumably occupied by the group known as the Sat-Ghara, but it is difficult to distinguish these.


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