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Temple of Lakshmi, Lashkar, Gwalior

Temple of Lakshmi, Lashkar, Gwalior

Photographer: Herne, George Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/33(3402)

Item number: 100033402

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Lakshmi Temple at Lashkar in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, taken by George Edward Herne in 1869. This photograph shows a very distant view of the temple on the skyline. Lashkar is situated about two miles from Gwalior and was founded in 1810 by Daulat Rao Sindhia who set up his lashkar (camp) there, thus giving the town its name. The Imperial Gazeteer of India states, 'The city is picturesquely situated in a horseshoe-shaped valley opening eastwards. Just below the fort are the palaces, standing in a walled enclosure, known as the Phul Bagh, or flower garden. The modern residence of the chief, the Jai Bilas palace, and the older Moti Mahal, now used for departmental offices, a museum and other buildings, are all situated within this enclosure...The city proper lies beyond the palaces. It is bisected by the main road, leading from the Gwalior railway station, and is divided into numerous quarters.' (* Please check image - is this Lakshmi Temple or Cenotaph of appa Sahib? *)

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