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Panday, Chausathy and Rana Ghats [Benares].

Panday, Chausathy and Rana Ghats [Benares].

Photographer: Bromochary, Brajo Gopal

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 984/(16)

Item number: 98416

Genre: Photograph

View from the steps of Chausathi Ghat looking along the riverbank from the 'Views of Benares, from the River Side' taken by Brajo Gopal Bromochary in 1869. "From Chouki to Panday Ghat the water is always very dirty and it is owing to a large Nala or gutter at the former which carries the filth of this quarter of the city into the Ganges. Chausathy is one of the most ancient Ghats of Benares. Rising up the flight of stairs is a temple in a narrow lane which is dedicated to the Goddess Chausathy. Rana Ghat has been built by the Rana of Udaypoor." The Chausathi Ghat is named after the temple of Chausath Yoginis or 64 female divinities, which is above the ghat in the city.

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