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AlbumRTW Volume 2(1903)

India, Pakistan
Browsing photos RTW Vol2 001a-261

RTW_vol_2_241 - Gaya, Bihar
[Narrow street with shops and Indians]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_242 - Gaya, Bihar
The Temple of Vishnu [Vishnupad Temple - believed to have been built over Vishnu's footstep (pad). Rebuilt by Rani Ahalyabai of Indore. Indian men in foreground]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_243 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Bell ringing [Burmese Bells at Mahabodhi Temple - Buddhist temple. Indian and child in foreground]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_244 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
The Buddhist rail ['Ashoka's rail' - carved stone railing from Sunga period at Mahabodhi Temple - Buddhist temple. Indian man standing beside]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_245 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
The Entrance [Torana entrance (architrave over temple entrance) to Mahabodhi Temple - Buddhist temple. Stupa in foreground, temple in background]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_246 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Entrance gateway [Torana entrance (architrave over temple entrance) with stupa at Mahabodhi Temple - Buddhist temple]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_247 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Gallery of the Temple [Mahabodhi Temple - Buddhist temple. Stupa and one of four shorter corner towers containing images in background. Indian man in foreground]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_248 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
The Temple [Mahabodhi Temple - Buddhist temple, rectangular structure supporting tower in the shape of a truncated pyramid approx 50 metres high, with smaller towers at each corner]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_249 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Bathers [Indians at bathing ghat]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_250 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
A well [Well with long pulleys, two Indian men drawing water]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_251 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
The bathing ghat [Indians at ghat with pavilion]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_252 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Jochi of Nara's Buddha [Japanese carved and gilded Buddha in room near Mahabodhi Temple - Buddhist temple]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_253 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
The Buddha under the Bo tree [Statue of Buddha under sacred Bo (Bodhi) tree - said to be direct descendant of tree under which Buddha sat and gained nirvana. A sapling from the original tree (which has since died) was carried to Sri Lanka by Ashoka's child, and in turn a sapling from that tree was returned to Bodh Gaya]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_254 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
The Bo tree and a Japanese pilgrim [Japanese pilgrim seated in Buddhist position under sacred Bo tree doing penance for sins in a previous life]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_255 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
The Bo tree and a Japanese pilgrim [Japanese pilgrim seated in Buddhist position under sacred Bo tree doing penance for sins in a previous life]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_256 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Budd Gaya [view of side of Mahabodhi Temple - Buddhist temple, rectangular structure supporting tower in the shape of a truncated pyramid approx 50 metres high, with smaller towers at each corner. Gardens and stupa]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_257 - Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Near Budd Gaya - an opium poppy field [Two Indian men working in field]
Date: 7 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_258 - Calcutta, West Bengal
Kalighat - Calcutta, the Temple [Kali Temple - of Bengali structure- dedicated to Kali the black goddess and a form of Shakti. According to legend, after the death of Sati (Shiva's wife) she was cut into pieces and part of her body fell here, marking the spot as a pitha (pilgrimage site) for worshippers of the female principle of divinity - Shakti. Indians crowding in foreground]
Date: 11 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_259 - Calcutta, West Bengal
Kalighat - Calcutta, the Temple [Kali Temple - of Bengali structure - dedicated to Kali the black goddess and a form of Shakti. According to legend, after the death of Sati (Shiva's wife) she was cut into pieces and part of her body fell here, marking the spot as a pitha (pilgrimage site) for worshippers of the female principle of divinity - Shakti. Indians crowding in foreground]
Date: 11 February 1903
RTW_vol_2_260 - Calcutta, West Bengal
Kalighat - Calcutta, the Ghat [Indians and boats at ghat near temple]
Date: 11 February 1903

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