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Sindhia's Broken Ghat [Benares].

Sindhia's Broken Ghat [Benares].

Photographer: Bromochary, Brajo Gopal

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 984/(10)

Item number: 98410

Genre: Photograph

View looking towards the subsided ghat, with temples and other buildings in the foreground from 'Views of Benares, from the River Side' taken by Brajo Gopal Bromochary in 1869. "This Ghat is remarkable not only for the massiveness of its masonry, but also from the circumstance that the entire structure has sunk several feet into the earth since its erection and is still gradually and slowly sinking. It was built by Sri Mati Baija Bai, widow of Sri Maut Daulat Rao Sindhia Bahadoor of Gwalior, and has been left incomplete." The Shiva temple on Scindhia ghat which has been gradually sliding into the river stands half submerged in the river today.

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