Raja of Omkareshwar

Raja of Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh

Omkar Mandhata or Omkareshwar, on the banks of the river Narmada, is famous for its temple. It is the ancient site of one of the 12 Sacred Jyotilingas of Lord Shiva. The engraving portrays the Raja of the city, a devout Brahmin, enjoying his simple yet palatial lifestyle.

Wood engraving by Illustrated London news studio artist, after a drawing by William Carpenter (1818 – 1899)

Size: 15.75 x 10.75 in. (40 x 27.3 cms.)
Date of printing – 1857