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Charbhuja Nath shrine during arati (aarti) ceremony at Garhbor temple in Kumbhalgarh, a golden Garudamurti situated before the image of the god. Mewar, circa 1840. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 27.7 x 20.6cm
This temple is particularly popular amongst Rajput worshippers for whom the Charbhuja Nath's martial attributes represent chivalry. Kumbhalgarh was the setting for a number of crucial battles fought by the Rajputs.
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Above: gilt detail reflecting light
Images and text © Peter Blohm