The Sacred City of the Hindus: An Account of Benares in Ancient and Modern Times
Trübner & Company, 1868 - 388 pages
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already ancient antiquity appearance banks base bathe believe Benares Brahmans Buddha Buddhist building built called capitals carved century character Christian connected considerable contains deities described distance divine edifice enclosure entire erected existence extent face feet figure five former formerly four Ganges Ghát give goddess gods Government ground hands head height held Hindu honour hundred idols images inches India interest king latter leading less Mahadeva Melá miles Mohammedan monastery mosque native object observed offerings once original pass perhaps period persons pilgrims pillars portion position present probably Raja reason received referred regarded religion religious remains remarkable representing residence respecting river road ruins sacred seen shrine side situated Siva square stands statue stone supposed tank temple thousand tower various wall whole worship