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[The Golden Temple, Kangra.]

[The Golden Temple, Kangra.]

Photographer: C, H.B.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 50/1(101)

Item number: 501101

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Golden Temple in Kangra from the 'Bellew Collection: Photograph album of Surgeon-General Henry Walter Bellew' by a photographer with the initials H.B.C and dating from c.1870. Kangra is located to the south of Dharamsala in the Kangra Valley. This valley is situated immediately south of the Dhaola Dhar mountain range in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Golden Temple or Devi Temple in Kangra is one of the oldest and wealthiest shrines in India. Although the temple was destroyed in an earthquake of 1905, it was rebuilt in 1920. This view shows that the original temple had gilded cupola and was approached from a narrow street.

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