Maharaja Udit Narayan Singh (1770 – 1835)
Maharaja of the Princely State of Banaras known as Kashi Naresh. He was also a religious leader. The people of Varanasi considered him as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He made a great contribution in the culture of Varanasi, and started the tradition of staging the Ramlila at Ramnagar around 1830.
Lithograph by J. H. Lynch and published by M. & N. Hanhart Imp. on Maharaja’s 48th Birthday, very finely hand coloured
Size: 17.5 x 13 in. (44.5 x 33 cms.)
Date of printing – 1829