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Sumeru mandir [Ramnagar, Benares].

Sumeru mandir [Ramnagar, Benares].

Photographer: Prasad, Madho

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1905

Shelfmark: Photo 17/3(32)

Item number: 32

Length: 21.2

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of the Sumer Temple at Ramnagar, Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges River from the Kitchener of Khartoum Collection: 'Views of Benares. Presented by the Maharaja of Benares' photographed by Madho Prasad, c. 1905. Ramnagar is situated on the right bank of the Ganges River and was made the capital of the former princely state of Benares (Varanasi) by Raja Balwant Singh in 1750. His son Chet Singh built the Sumer Temple in the Rambagh gardens. It is 100 feet high and carved to a height of about fourty feet from the ground.

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