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Upper portion of Baldeo Sing's [sic] Chattree, Goverdhun

Upper portion of Baldeo Sing's [sic] Chattree, Goverdhun

Photographer: Priyalall and Company

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 430/27(55)

Item number: 4302755

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection, of the upper portion of Baldeo Singh’s chhatri at Gobardhan in Rajasthan, taken by the studio of Priyalall & Company in c.1900. Baldeo Singh (ruled 1823-1825) was the ninth 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, which is also a site of Hindu pilgrimage. The chhatri stands at the western end of a formal garden or char bagh adjacent to a tank or reservoir. It is built of sandstone and this view shows a detail of the pavilion on its roof. The pavilion is square and pillared, with five cusped arches on each side surmounted by a deep cornice or chajja supported by carved brackets, and crowned by an arrangement of bangaldar or curved roofs and domes.

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