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Attributed to Bhola

Shah-Jahan honouring Prince Awrangzeb at his wedding (19 May 1637) 1656-57


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The sihra-bandi was a Hindu wedding tradition adopted by the Mughals. On the eve of his marriage a sihra (veil) was fastened around the groom’s forehead to protect him from the evil eye. This painting depicts the sihra-bandi of Prince Aurangzeb (the future Emperor Alamgir) in Agra late at night on 18 May 1637.