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Old Nepali Photo
« on: December 30, 2007, 06:39:38 PM »
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Jung Bahadoor with his principal wife, 2 daughters and slave girls
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007, 06:43:13 PM »
Photograph of Jang Bahadur Rana with his principal wife Hiranyagarbha Kumari, two daughters and attendants; part of a collection of albumen prints taken by Clarence Comyn Taylor between 1863-65, which constitute the earliest photographs of Nepal. Taylor, a soldier in the East India Company's army, was badly wounded in the Indian Uprising of 1857 and turned to Political Service, arriving in Kathmandu in 1863 as Assistant Resident. At this time the British had started a project to document the people and monuments of the Indian sub-continent using photography. Taylor fortuitously was a capable photographer and took images of Nepal for the Government of India.

This image is No. XVII in Taylor's List of Pictures. Jang Bahadur (1816-1877), the virtual ruler of Nepal, was its Prime Minister and Commander-In-Chief from 1846-1877. He had married Hiranyagarbha Kumari, his second wife, in 1839, and she was the mother of his two eldest sons.


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NEPAL: Maharaja Sir Jang Bahadur of Nepal (1816-1877)
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 06:47:59 PM »
Head and shoulders carte de visite portrait of Maharaja Sir Jang Bahadur (1816-77), Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief, Nepal 1846-77 from the 'Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables' taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the early 1870s. Born into an aristocratic family, Jang Bahadur joined the Nepalese military service at the age of 16 in 1832-33. After his family fell from favour he left Nepal but returned as a captain in the artillery in 1840 joining the palace bodyguard in 1841. He pursued his political ambitions by eliminating his major rivals, installing his own candidate on the throne, and making his post  of Prime Minister hereditary within his family. Bahadur exercised almost unlimited power over internal affairs. He is credited with revising and codifying the Nepalese legal system into a single body of laws, the Muluki Ain of 1854. In 1874 he was given the title Knight Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire.

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Photograph of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu; part of a collection of albumen prints taken by Clarence Comyn Taylor between 1863-65, which constitute the earliest photographs of Nepal. Taylor, a soldier in the East India Company's army, was badly wounded in the Indian Uprising of 1857 and turned to Political Service, arriving in Kathmandu in 1863 as Assistant Resident. At this time the British had started a project to document the people and monuments of the Indian sub-continent using photography. Taylor fortuitously was a capable photographer and took images of Nepal for the Government of India. This image is described by Taylor in his List of pictures as, 'No IV. The Temple of Mahadeo on the banks of the Bagurutty River at Pushputtinath, considered to be the most sacred Temple in Nepal and which is annually visited by thousands of pilgrims from the plains'. Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage in Nepal, a temple complex on the banks of the Bagmati river, dedicated to Shiva and named after his epithet as Lord of Animals. An inscription dates the temple to the 5th century during the Licchavi period, but the temple has been restored and rebuilt many times since. The main image worshipped here is a four-headed linga or phallic form of Shiva (who is also called Mahadeo). The temple is square in plan and its roof rises in two receding tiers, supported by wooden struts, and covered with gilt copper sheets. A flight of steps leads up from the river to the temple, which is surrounded with various buildings which are mostly dharamsalas or pilgrims' resthouses. The Bagmati at Pashupatinath is lined with ghats or stepped embankments where Hindus are cremated.

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Portrait of Jung Bahadoor in his fur coat and diamond belts &c
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007, 06:57:45 PM »
Photograph of Jang Bahadur Rana; part of a collection of albumen prints taken by Clarence Comyn Taylor between 1863-65, which constitute the earliest photographs of Nepal. Taylor, a soldier in the East India Company's army, was badly wounded in the Indian Uprising of 1857 and turned to Political Service, arriving in Kathmandu in 1863 as Assistant Resident. At this time the British had started a project to document the people and monuments of the Indian sub-continent using photography. Taylor fortuitously was a capable photographer and took images of Nepal for the Government of India. No XV in Taylor's List of pictures, this portrait of Jang Bahadur is the earliest known photograph of him taken in Kathmandu. The virtual ruler of Nepal, he was Prime Minister and Commander-In-Chief from 1846 to 1877. In the photograph he is also wearing the badge of the Knight Grand Order of the Bath, which was awarded to him by the British in 1858, for helping them during the Indian Uprising of 1857.

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Portrait of Jung Bahadoor in his summer dress with his two elder sons,
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007, 07:28:39 PM »
Photograph of Jang Bahadur Rana, flanked by his sons; part of a collection of albumen prints taken by Clarence Comyn Taylor between 1863-65, which constitute the earliest photographs of Nepal. Taylor, a soldier in the East India Company's army, was badly wounded in the Indian Uprising of 1857 and turned to Political Service, arriving in Kathmandu in 1863 as Assistant Resident. At this time the British had started a project to document the people and monuments of the Indian sub-continent using photography. Taylor fortuitously was a capable photographer and took images of Nepal for the Government of India.

No XVI in Taylor's 'List of Pictures', this portrait of Jang Bahadur (1816-1877), the virtual ruler of Nepal, who was its Prime Minister and Commander-In-Chief from 1846 to 1877, shows him in his everyday summer costume with his two elder sons, Jagat Jang and Jit Jang. Jang Bahadur had planned a hereditary Prime Ministership, but Jagat Jang was prevented from assuming office by his uncles and one of them, Ranodip Singh, took the post in 1877 on Jang Bahadur's death. Both Jagat Jang and Ranodip Singh were murdered in 1885 by the sons of the youngest of Jang Bahadur's brothers, Dhir Shamsher.

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Steps leading to central temple, Pashpati
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007, 07:34:43 PM »
Photograph of the steps leading to the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal, from an album of 30 prints credited to Herzog and Higgins, taken in ca. 1901 and part of the Curzon Collection. The sacred complex of Pashupatinath is a few kms east of Kathmandu on the Bagmati river. Pashupati, a form of Shiva as Lord of Animals, is worshipped here and it is a major pilgrimage site and the holiest Hindu temple of Nepal. Inscriptions in the temple date from the Lichchavi period in the 5th century AD but it is believed to be of more ancient origin. It has been restored and rebuilt through the centuries, most recently in the late 17th century. It consists of a richly decorated two-storey wood and brick structure built on a square plan, a model much copied in temple architecture in the Kathmandu Valley. This style of pyramidal Nepali temple with its great overhanging roofs supported by massive carved brackets of wood is called a 'dega' (an abbreviation of devagraha or 'god's abode') rather than a 'pagoda'. The two-roof form is most ancient though degas could have up to five roofs.

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Durbar group. King of Nepal, Col Ramsay the Resident, Rag Gooroo &c
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Distant view of the Himalayas showing the peak of Dhaulagiri (26,826 feet)
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2007, 07:46:07 PM »
Pencil and watercolour drawing by Charles Ramus Forrest (d.1827) of a distant view of the Himalayas showing the peak of Dhaulagiri  in Nepal, dated 1809. The image is Inscribed: "Part of the Range of Mountains of Tibet extending from N.N.E. to E.S.E. Said by the natives to be distant from our Camp, the nearest Range abt 25 and the Snowy one 50 Coss* the nearest are covered with Fir, Larch & Walnut Trees, the Country between the two belongs at present to the Ghoorka Rajah. From the Camp, Laskurry Khan Ka Serai. 1800 Miles fr. Calcutta. 24th Feby. 1809'. Added later in the same hand: 'This chain of Mountains is since denominated Himmalaya and is the highest in the Known World. The White Mountain the highest of the chain being 25,000 feet. *The Koss may be averaged at 2 Miles English. The Royal Koss is 31/4 English Miles."

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest was an accomplished amateur British artist who served in India in the first quarter of the 19th century. He sailed along the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and recorded the scenes in pencil drawings. These were engraved and published in 1824 along with his written account of the journey entitled 'A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna, in India.' 


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The stupa at Svayambhunath
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2007, 07:50:25 PM »
Pencil, wash and watercolour drawing of the stupa at Svayambhunath in Nepal, part of the Lawrence collection created by an anonymous artist, c. 1843-1846. The image, set within a black frame, is inscribed on the front: 'No. 15. Temple at Buddha at Si mmua.'

Nepalese Buddhism is mainly Vajrayana and the stupa of Swayambhunath is Nepal's most revered Buddhist temple, and one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world. The stupa was founded in the 5th century AD, yet many believe it is much older. A long stairway leads up to the eastern side of the stupa and at its head is a huge copper gilt vajra (thunderbolt), placed on top of a stone mandala (cosmic plan). The vajra was originally an attribute of Indra, the Vedic supreme ruler of the Gods. In Vajrayana or Tantric Buddhism, the thunderbolt has assumed a powerful symbolism, of indestructibility and purity as strong as a diamond, and of the flash of intuition or potent awakening of knowledge. It is a frequent motif in Nepalese art.

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A caitya at Svayambhunath
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2007, 07:55:16 PM »
Watercolour drawing of a shrine at Swayambhunath, part of the Lawrence collection created by an anonymous artist working in the Nepalese school, c. 1843-1846. The image is set within two black frames and inscribed in pencil on the front, below the image: 'Jungotee Chibal'; and above: 'Thibetan Temple at Si mmua. Chibal is a Bhootya Dewul [Bhotia Dewal] or Temple.'

This small shrine is one of many surrounding the main stupa at Swayambhunath. Nepalese Buddhism is mainly Vajrayana and the stupa of Swayambhunath is Nepal's most revered Buddhist temple, and one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world. The stupa was founded in the 5th century AD, yet many believe it is much older. A long stairway leads up to the eastern side of the stupa and at its head is a huge copper gilt vajra (thunderbolt), placed on top of a stone mandala (cosmic plan). The vajra was originally an attribute of Indra, the Vedic supreme ruler of the Gods. In Vajrayana or Tantric Buddhism, the thunderbolt has assumed a powerful symbolism, of indestructibility and purity as strong as a diamond, and of the flash of intuition or potent awakening of knowledge. It is a frequent motif in Nepalese art.

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Re: Old Nepali Photo
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2007, 01:39:25 PM »
aaba yaha ta k bhannu yar
Purano pic haru aafy bolcha bhanchan
tara yo Junge kosan ra that chai aau nai cha
moro masti garera jiyeko hai
ramro collection hai bro ramro

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Re: Old Nepali Photo
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2007, 06:51:19 PM »
Ani ta hai kharane bro! Britain ko royal family bhanda pani hi-5 rahe6a hai. Janga bahadur naam hai mero daraune ma hoina bhanthyo hare ni.
"Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul."

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Re: Old Nepali Photo
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2008, 02:14:37 AM »

jhakaas cha picture haru tah....dammiz

 


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