Charles Cowling

Photo Brandreth Collection, c. 1860

 

A fancy gaff? No, a tomb. The tomb of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, aka The Lion of the Punjab.

His ashes repose in the middle, on the spot where he was cremated, in a marble urn shaped like a lotus. 

There are eleven other urns, those of his four wives and seven other women who threw themselves on his funeral pyre. 

 

 

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