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Temples at Waee [Wai] near Mahableshwar.

Temples at Waee [Wai] near Mahableshwar.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Photo 254/3(34)

Item number: 254334

Genre: Photograph

A photograph of the temples at Wai, near Satara from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer c.1855. Situated in the Satara district of Bombay, on the banks of the Krishna River, Wai is a place of Hindu pilgrimage with a large Brahman population. There are several temples here and seven bathing ghats, the monuments include a Ganesha idol known as Dholya Ganapati, carved from a single stone by Sardar Raste in 1762. Close by is the 17th century Maratha fort of Pratapgad (1080mt), where the historic encounter between Shivaji and Gen. Afzal Khan took place and a tomb and tower mark Khan's grave.

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