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'Temple of Kesho Raiji' on the bank of [the] river Chambal at [Keshorai] Patan (Bundi State).

'Temple of Kesho Raiji' on the bank of [the] river Chambal at [Keshorai] Patan (Bundi State).

Photographer: Kale, Gunpatrao Abajee

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 17/1(7)

Item number: 7

Length: 23.5

Width: 28.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of the Keshorai Patan temple in Bundi, Rajasthan by Gunpatrao Abajee Kale, c.1900. The photograph is from an album of views of Bundi formerly in the collection of Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, (1850-1916), who was Commander in Chief of India between 1902 and 1909. The letterpress description accompanying this print reads as follows: "The place 'Jamboo Dweep' on the bank of the river Chambal near Patan being one of sanctity and pilgrimage from [a] religious point of view, this temple was built thereon by His Highness Maharao Raja Shatroo Salji in the Samvat 1698 (AD 1641); but he having been killed fighting in a battle near Dholepore the idol of God 'Kesho Raiji' was established in the temple by his son His Highness Maharao Raja Bhao Singhji with due ceremonies".

The temple of Keshavraiji (Vishnu) has unique architecture and sculpture. There is also a Jain temple in KeshoraiPatan.

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