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View showing Chandragiri (small hill), and tank, Sravana Belgola.

View showing Chandragiri (small hill), and tank, Sravana Belgola.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 430/41(91)

Item number: 4304191

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of Chandragiri Hills and Tank at Sravanabelgola taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'."The legend runs that Bhadrabahu, a guru of great sanctity later recognised as a Jain saint, in consequence of a dreadful famine which he had predicted, led a large number of his followers south from Ujjayini and here, overcome by the fatigues of the journey combined with old age, ordered his people to go on whilst he remained with his chief disciple, the great emperor Chandra Gupta, and expired in a cave on the hill, named Chandragiri after the emperor." This print and its description comes from an album in the Curzon Collection entitled 'Souvenir of Mysore'.

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