On the terrace of the royal household, sits the prince on a majestic high chair. An inconspicuously placed lamp placed on the lower left corner symbolizes the festival of light. The prince is dressed in a long jama, topped by a short-sleeved jacket. The ornamental turban does not rise vertically; instead, it is more towards the back. He holds a long stick of fireworks. A maid-in-waiting stands behind him with a flywhisk. The lady companions of the prince are finely dressed and richly ornamented. The artist has displayed brisk movement by their gestures and limb placement. One of the ladies is enjoying lighting up a firework stick with the prince; another is carrying a tray with similar crackers in it.
The background is dull and dark, as this festival falls on a moonless night. The artist makes no effort to sprinkle the dark sky with bright fireworks. The rest of the palette contains reds, yellows and greens, but subdued to a large extent.
This description by Renu Rana.