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View from the river, looking towards ghat and Omkareshvara Temple, Mandhata, Nimar District

View from the river, looking towards ghat and Omkareshvara Temple, Mandhata, Nimar District

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1893

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1261)

Item number: 10031261

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the ghats and of the Omkareshvara temple at Mandhata, Nimar District, taken by Henry Cousens between 1892-94. This is a view looking across the Narmada river from the island, towards the ghat and the Omkareshvara temple. Mandhata is partially built on the banks, and partially on an island in the Narmada river which can be clearly seen in the foreground of this photograph. The town is situated in the southern part of modern day Madhya Pradesh, and is a celebrated site of pilgrimage for followers of Shiva. The religious importance of the town stems from the presence of the temple, which houses one of the twelve most important lingas in India. This temple was constructed relatively recently although it incorporates columns from a much older structure. Built in a typical north Indian style, the temple has a tall sikhara, or tower, and elaborate decoration with intricate carvings

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