Oriental Scenery/Part 3/Plate 7

No. VII.

RUINS AT CANNOUGE.

The Ruins at Cannouge are very extensive. The edifice to the left is a mosque built of freestone, on the site of an Hindoo temple, and probably much of the ancient materials have been again brought into use by the Mahomedans, (a frequent practice with them, after mutilating every ornament that had any reference to the Hindoo mythology,) the pillars, and some other parts, being evidently Hindoo.

The Colly Nuddy, a small river, runs very near it in its course to the Ganges. Cannouge is situated on the western bank of that river, two hundred and fifty-nine miles above Benares.

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Ruins at Cannouge.