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Troohootarasa Manghay Pagoda [Uttarakosamangai], near Ramnad 212336

Troohootarasa Manghay Pagoda [Uttarakosamangai], near Ramnad 212336

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/3(36)

Item number: 212336

Genre: Photograph

Print from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. A photograph of what must be the great Shiva temple of Uttarakosamangai near Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. Lyon explained that 'This view shows the west side of the same tower. There is a small tank close by, on which the god takes his aquatic excursion every year at the festival in February. The temple is very small, and the very tall tower seems strangely out of place, considering the size of the enclosure. Returning to Paumben, it is easy to engage a ferry-boat to cross to the mainland, and after twenty-five miles of toiling through the sand over a wild and dreary country, Ramnad is reached; there an excellent house is kept for the reception of travellers, who are fed and lodged at the expense of the Rajah, to whom this district has lately been ceded by the English'.

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