Maharao Ram Singh II's marriage celebrations at Udaipur
Kota, probably 1851
Maharao Ram Singh, seen twice in his elephant howdah, arrives at the Udaipur palace for his marriage to the sister of Maharana Sarup Singh, who stands with courters waiting to greet him on a terrace in front of the palace. Whip and shield in hand, Ram Singh then rides forward to strike the symbolic torana arch suspended over the zenana (harem) gateway, prior to claiming his bride.
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