[Original caption] Kirata Bhilli:– God Shankar dressed as a hunter and Goddess Parvati as huntress. [end]
The history of Varanasi, also called Benares, can be traced back to the time of Gautama Buddha 2,500 years ago when it was the capital of Kashi.
[Original caption] Sita Vanawasa :– Sita, when captured by Ravan, the king of Lanka, was carried and kept in a forest named "Ashok-van" by him, and he ordered demons to watch her. This picture represents that Sita sat thinking under a tree. [end]
[Original caption] Hindoo God Siva: Ceylon. This is Brahma the Creator under his manifestation as Siva the Destroyer and Reproducer. The peacock beside him is that ridden by Saraswati, goddess of music and speech, Brahmas wife.
The fall Mysuru Dasara celebrates the victory of the Hindu goddess Chamundeshwari (Durga) over the demon Mahishasura, the event from which Mysuru's name [formerly Mysore] is derived.
[Original caption] Damayanti is creeping stealthily to catch the golden Hansa. [end]
In the Mahabharata Hansa, the swan, extolls the virtues of King Nala to her and says "If the peerless wed the peerless—blessed must the union be," in one of the
[Original caption] Hindoo Temple, Colombo. In the Pettah or native quarter of Colombo is Sea Street, and in Sea Street are twin Hindoo temples, one of which is shown here.
[Original caption] The Golden Temple. Held by many to be the oldest and holiest temple amid the 1,000 temples of Benares, the holiest city in India.
[Original caption, verso] Haunsa Damayanti Sanvada:–The bird Haunsa gave and extols to Damayanti all about Nala, when she is in a garden. [end]