Posted on: 12 April 2017

A cavern on the summit of Mt. Jetting, Rameswaram - December 1800

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing of a cavern on the summit of Mt. Jetting, Rameswaram by Colin MacKenzie (1754-1821) dated December 1800.

Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'A Cavern on the Summit of the Mountain of Jetting - Rameswar. Remarkable for being the Secret Retreat of a Celebrated Hindoo Prince while under Persecution of his Enemies. Sketched December 1800'.

Rameswaram, situated in Tamil Nadu, is a well-known pilgrim centre believed to be where Rama worshipped Shiva and connected with the epic Ramayana.

Text and image credit:
Copyright The British Library Board


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