Hindu temple on the river Ganges, near Kara, Uttar Pradesh.
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Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell, 1796.
Referring to the small temple high up on the river bank, Thomas Daniell notes: "although built for the worship of Hindoo idols, [it] is almost wholly in the Mahommedan stlye of design, as indeed are many other modern Hindoo temples". Quoted in Archer op. cit. Kara was a sacred place in early Hindu days. It was conquered by the Muslims in 1194 and became a seat of government until the present fort and city of Allahabad were built by Akbar in 1583 as the new administrative centre. Ruins of the old city extended along the river bank for 2 miles (3km). Archer op. cit.
Inscription: Near Currah, on the river Ganges ; drawn and engraved by Thomas Daniell