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Medium & Surface: Inkjet print on archival paper
Framing Info: This work is mounted and pasted on sunboard and comes with a dark brown color wooden framing option
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Walkeshwar is a village in the Malabar Hill district of Bombay. The Banganga Tank and the Walkeshwar temple complex were built here in 1127 AD.The fresh water Banganga Tank and the Walkeshwar temple complex were built in 1127 AD by Lakshman Prabhu, a Gaud Saraswat Brahmin minister in the court of the Silhara kings who ruled Thane and the islands of Mumbai during 810 to 1240 AD.
The temple was destroyed by the Portguese during their reign over Mumbai (Portuguese Bom Bahia) in the 16th century. It was rebuilt due to the generosity of Mumbai businessman and philanthropist, Rama Kamath, another Gaud Saraswat Brahmin (known in British records as 'Kamati') in 1715. The main temple has been substantially reconstructed and many smaller temples have come up around the Banganga Tank. By 1860, the temple started attracting greater crowds and 10 to 20 other temples had come up around it and 50 dharamshalas.
Legend has it that Lord Rama halted at this spot on his way to Lanka in pursuit of the demon king Ravana who had kidnapped his wife Sita. As there was no fresh water readily available (only sea water), Rama shot an arrow into the ground and water gushed forth, supposedly all the way from the sacred Ganges river. The name Banganga stems from 'ban' arrow and Ganga.
Legend also relates Lord Rama and his brother Laxman to the origin of Walkeshwar temple.. It is said that the Shiva Linga here was made by Lord Rama after he got tired of waiting for his brother to bring a Shiva Linga from Benares. Lord Rama constructed a linga out of sand 'valu'. Thus the name Walkeshwar corresponds to the Sanskrit words 'Valuka Ishwar' (idol made of sand). Dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, it is a UNECSCO World Heritage Site.
Open edition prints are available in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL which are approximate to A4, A3, A2, A1 and A0 sizes respectively. We have chosen these because they are standard sizes and provide easy reference points to visualize your print. Limited edition prints are sold as per the size and specifications desired by the photographer.
Paper print sizes S and M will have 1” visible border on all sides. Paper print sizes L , XL and XXL will have 2” visible border on all sides.
All Canvas prints will have 2” non visible border on all sides for stretching and framing purpose.