Mewar: A part of the lives of artistes from all over

25. February 2012 10:52 by Raju Mansukhani in Eternal Mewar | Events & Shows

It is heartening to attend a music concert in New Delhi and be taken by surprise...for one hears the artistes acknowledge the patronage they may have received from the House of Mewar, Udaipur. When Mrs Radhika Surana, a Hindustani classical vocalist and a disciple of Pt Sarathi Chatterjee, was performing at the Habitat Centre in New Delhi on Feb 23rd, 2012, the presenter detailed her past performance at the Shree Eklingji Temple during a special festival held in Kailashpuri, near Udaipur. In Mrs Radhika's words, "her performance at the Shree Eklingji Temple was truly soul uplifting for her." She expressed her gratitude for being given the opportunity to perform at the ancient temple of Mewar. It was probably Mrs Radhika's first major public performance, about five years ago. It was also a pointer to how Mewar, and its intangible heritage, becomes a part of the lives of different people, from different walks of life. In Mrs Radhika's case, it was the fond memory of her music performance and the blessings she received at the temple; in the case of other performing artistes, they openly declare their indebtedness to the House of Mewar and Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, its 76th Custodian, for supporting their art and providing them access to greater exposure in India and even overseas. Quite clearly, Mewar becomes a part of their lives, and continues to remain prominent in their introductions and bio-datas, wherever and whenever it is given...Patron-age, quite clearly, has the power to be age-less and time-less.

31st Maharana Mewar Foundation Annual Awards

18. February 2012 14:23 by Vinita Sharma in Charities

Time is ticking away. Get ready to witness the grand 31st Maharana Mewar Foundation Annual Awards (MMFAA 2012) at the Manek Chowk, The City Palace Complex.

The Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation will honour not only eminent personalities but also citizens from all over the country. The ceremony starts with the presentation of certificates to students from schools and universities in Udaipur and across the State of Rajasthan.

This is followed by the main Ceremony when the awardees gather on the dais to receive their awards from Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Chairman and Managing Trustee of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur.

The Convener Mr. Mayank Gupta informed that the 31ST Annual Award Distribution Ceremony 2012 for this year would take place on Sunday, 26TH February 2012 at The Manek Chowk, The City Palace Complex, Udaipur.

Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar on the work of Amit Bhar

16. February 2012 22:16 by Team Eternal Mewar in Eternal Mewar

"...KASHI – the city that is older than history, legend and tradition; the spiritual heart of India, where Ganga unfolds her tresses and cleanses humanity of sins and still remains pure and majestic - Ganga. Amit Bhar has captured the innocence and purity of daily life of Banaras on canvas.

Contemporizing traditions is what drew me to Amit Bhar's work. Banaras has always been a point of reference for me personally – a place I draw inspiration and energy from to understand the meaning of Custodianship of my own heritage, which has its roots in history and tradition and yet has to evolve and change with time. This concept of eternity, is what, I believe, Amit communicates very simply..."

The City Palace Band on BBC radio

Colin Salmon introduces listeners to some unusual and uplifting Brass Band music on BBC radio. This journey takes listeners through the glorious history of Mewar Dynasty, The City Palace Udaipur and the Palace Band originating in late 18th century.

It also shares an insight in the way Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, the 76th Custodian House of Mewar not only preserved but enhanced the cultural value of Mewar by reviving the Palace Band in 1988.

Definition of Eternal Mewar

25. January 2012 17:15 by Vinita Sharma in Eternal Mewar

The House of Mewar, acknowledged as the world's oldest-serving dynasty, has faced challenges, which have tested the maintenance of the Custodianship form of governance and the Custodian's commitment to carry on serving as The Diwan of Shree Eklingnath ji.

In 1947 with India's Independence and again in 1971, with the abolition of Princely Privileges, the office of the Custodian necessitated reinventions. In 1984 the mantle of 76th Custodian devolved upon Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur. The original status of Custodian, as provided in the Constitution of India, ceased to exist. The challenge, therefore, for Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur was to bring the different identities of inheritance under one umbrella.

Eternal Mewar is conceptualized to provide the vision for the 21st century, it expresses, embodies and encompasses the core values, principles and the legacy of the House of Mewar. Eternal Mewar covers all the activities of the House of Mewar.

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