Fakir's Rock on the river Ganges, near Sultanganj, Bihar: south west view

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Fakir's Rock on the river Ganges, near Sultanganj, Bihar: south west view. Coloured aquatint by Thomas and William Daniell, 1800. "The Fakeer's rock … consists of several masses of grey rock granite, and was formerly a point of land projecting from the shore, but by the violence of the current is now perfectly insular." "This assemblage of rocks has long been considered as one of the most sacred places on the River Ganges, and much resorted to by the religious Hindoos, not only for its reported sanctity, but on account of a much celebrated figure of Narayan [Brahma], over which is erected a building, probably, either to honour or preserve the idol." Thomas Daniell quoted in Archer op. cit. Created 15 April 1800. Hindu architecture. Hindu decoration and ornament. Relief (Sculpture), Hindu. Boats and boating – India. Worship (Hinduism). Ganges River (India and Bangladesh). Contributors: Thomas Daniell (1749–1840); William Daniell (1769–1837). Work ID: fb6fbvxn.

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