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Palace at Goverdhun, Rajpootana.

Palace at Goverdhun, Rajpootana.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(62)

Item number: 1162

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Baldeo Singh's chhatri, Govardhan, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Baldeo Singh (r.1823-1825) was the 9th Maharaja of Bharatpur, the capital of the Jat state. His chhatri or cenotaph is one of four memorial shrines to the Maharajas of Bharatpur at Gobardhan, a site of Hindu pilgrimage. The chhatri is built of sandstone and is situated at the western end of a formal garden or char bagh adjacent to a tank or reservoir.

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