Small waterfall above Prini, Kulu.
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a small waterfall above Prini, Kulu from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1866.Samuel Bourne, the bank clerk and amateur photographer arrived in India in 1863 during the early years of commercial photography. Photographs taken during three expeditions to Kashmir and the Himalayas between 1863 and 1866 demonstrate his ability to combine technical skill and artistic vision. These views display a compositional elegance which appealed to Victorian notions of the ‘picturesque’; strategically framed landscapes of rugged mountain scenery, forests, rivers, lakes and rural dwellings. On the left bank of the Beas, 5-km from Manali near the village of Prini, is also situated, the 'Arjun Gufa' or the cave of Arjuna. It is believed, that it was here Arjuna practised austerities to get Pashupata Ashtra or weapon from God Indra.