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Rai Praveen was the favourite mistress of Raja Indramani (1672 – 75) when the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was on the throne. This elegant, double-storeyed, brick building looks more like Mughal than Bundela. It has a main hall, terraces overlooking its formal gardens, little chambers, and is filled with light and air. Rai Praveen was a skilled dancer, singer, musician and a poetess who was associated with the great Hindi poet Keshav Dass.
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