In 12-year-old Kumar Padmanabh Singh, the adopted grandson of the late Sawai Bhawani Singh, Jaipur got its new maharaja on Wednesday with a 'coronation' ceremony held at the Royal Palace.
The 'raj tilak' took place on the 12th day of mourning following the demise of Bhawai Singh on April 16 at the age of 80 at a hospital in Gurgaon.
According to traditions of the royal family, the solemn yet elegant ceremony was attended by members of the former princely states besides prominent citizens of Jaipur.
Image: Coronation of thirteen-year-old Padmanabh Singh, the grandson (also adopted son) of Sawai Bhawani Singh, being solemnised at a ceremony at City Palace in Jaipur on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. (Photographs copyright PTI)