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Hardwar and the beginning of the Ganges

Hardwar and the beginning of the Ganges

Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4780

Item number: 4780

Length: 37.1

Width: 54.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of Haridwar from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r. 1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.

Haridwar, located on the right bank of the Ganges river in Uttar Pradesh, is known for the bathing ghat called Harikacharan, or Vishnu's Footprint, at the Gangadwara temple.View of Haridwar and the beginning of the Ganges. Inscribed below: 'Hurdwar from the East.'

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