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The Lake, Mount Aboo

The Lake, Mount Aboo

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 752/12(142)

Item number: 75212142

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Nakki lake at Mount Abu in Rajasthan, taken by an unknown photograph in 1865, from the Macnabb Collection. The hill station of Mount Abu is an important place for Jain pilgrimage renowned for the group of temples at Dilwara, built between the 11th and 15th centuries. These temples represent some of the finest examples of western Indian style of architecture. At the centre of Mount Abu is the Nakki Lake. Legend has it that it was scooped out by a god using only his nails or nakh, giving it its present name. This is a view looking out across the lake towards distant hills and mountains.

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