Aug 26, 2009

Ruins at Hasan Abdal, Punjab, Pakistan 1880

Photograph of Ruins at Hasan Abdal in the Punjab from the 'Bellew Collection: Photograph album of Surgeon-General Henry Walter Bellew' by an unknown photographer c.1880. Hasan Adbal is situated north-east of Islamabad, the modern capital of Pakistan. This is a famous Sikh pilgrimage centre. The Panja Sahib Gurudwara (sikh temple) dating from the 19th century is situated in the centre of the village. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, is thought to have left his handprint on a stone in the temple. The building in this view is unidentified.