Being in the shade of Diwan-i-Am

being in the shade of Diwan-i-Am

Darshani-Darwaza. The darshan or 'showing' ceremony was always considered important by the early Mughal Emperors and we read of Aurangzeb insisting on being carried to the Jharoka (window) even when bedridden so as to convince his devoted subjects that he was alive.

Finch says that from the Darshani-Darwaza the Emperor showed himself every morning at sun-rise and viewed his nobles and common subjects paying him homage (taslim) from the plains below. He also sat there every noon, except on Sundays, to see the fight of beasts.