image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Ayodhya seen from the river Ghaghara, Uttar Pradesh.

Date

20 May 1785

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Coloured etching by William Hodges, 1785.
The name of Oudh comes from Ayodhya, described in the epic Sanskrit poem the Ramayana as the birthplace of Rama, an incarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu The city of Ayodhya, or Oudh, is a holy city on the river Ghaghara. It gave its name to the administrative district of Oudh, principally the area now known as Uttar Pradesh; it was controlled by the same lieutenant-governer as the North Western Provinces

Inscription: A view of part of the city of Oud ; drawn on the spot & engraved by W. Hodges

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Location

Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India

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