Magazine, Marwar India covers the House of Mewar

26. November 2012 16:53 by Mahesh Pillai in Eternal Mewar

Magazine, Marwar India covers the House of Mewar

Description of Eternal Mewar Emblem

7. November 2012 13:08 by Vrinda Raje Singh in Eternal Mewar


Description of Eternal Mewar Emblem

The two brackets represent custodianship:  Their 'embrace' is non-intervening, non-interfering.

What do they embrace?
One is the red tikka with rice grains, the eternal symbol of a `welcome' in India.
Second, the rising sun, the first symbol of the family of Mewar .
 

Definition of 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.

Eternal  Mewar  has  also  emerged  as  a  unique  heritage  brand  exemplifying  hospitality,  cultural  preservation, philanthropy,  education,  sports  &  spirituality  for  global  audiences.
Disclaimer
Although  Shriji  Arvind  Singh  Mewar  of  Udaipur  is  the  concept  developer  of  brand  'Eternal  Mewar'  and  owner of  all  the  intellectual property  rights  in  relation  thereto,  but  as  Eternal  Mewar  is  not  a  legal  entity  thus  Shriji  Arvind  Singh  Mewar  of  Udaipur  shall  not  be responsible  /  liable  for  any  acts  /  omissions  /  commissions  by  any  of  the  institutions  /  corporates  /  trusts  /  organizations  under  /  related  to Eternal  Mewar .  Shriji  Arvind  Singh  Mewar  of  Udaipur  is  not  responsible  to  address  /  resolve  any  issues  arising  out  of  the  acts  / omissions /  commissions  by any of the  institutions  /  corporates /  trusts  /  organizations under /  related to  Eternal  Mewar and such institutions  /  corporates  /  trusts  /  organizations  shall  be  solely  responsible  to  address  /  resolve  any  issues  arising  out  of  their  acts /  omissions / commissions.

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Family Business Network-International 23rd International Summit

10. October 2012 15:58 by Vinita Sharma in Eternal Mewar

Session: Stewardship through seventy six generations

Moderator Professor Ajay Bhalla with Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, 76th Custodian House of Mewar

5th Oct 2012 at 11.15 AM to 12.15 PM

The Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge London, UK 

            

            

Ashwa Poojan - Ashwa Poojan 2012 - A Timeless Gratitude To Equinity

9. October 2012 13:12 by Vinita Sharma in Events & Shows

A Timeless Gratitude To Equinity

You see him from the corner of your eye; his taut muscles, shining coat and a nodding head instantly make you pause.  Even  as  you  walk  towards  him his  neighing  increases,  creating  a comfort level.  That's what a horse does to you.  There's an instant bonding which takes place with this  magnificent  animal.  As  far  as Rajputs  are concerned there is  no better  companion for them  than  their  loyal  and  beloved  horse.  The  relationship  between  the  two  can  be  dated  back  to many centuries  in the past.  Both have grown up respecting and loving each other  more and more  with  time.

Rajputs have proven to be great warriors in history but one will  never  find a Rajput going into the  battle  field  without  his  loyal  horse  by  his  side.  'Chetak'  –  the  brave  and  mighty  horse belonging  to  Maharana  Pratap  is  an  example  of  the  relationship  a  Rajput  shares  with  his  horse. Paying  respect  and  honor  to  the  horse  in  recognition  of  his  unfailing  contribution  to  the  survival of  the  Rajput  race,  one  day  in  the  year  is  dedicated  to  their  worship  which  is  how  'Ashwa  Poojan' meaning 'worship of the Horse' came into existence.  The Houseof Mewar having one of the bravest  Rajput  warriors  in history  have  been celebrating  'Ashwa  Poojan' from time  immemorial without  fail.  The  76th  and  present  custodian  of  the  House  of  Mewar ,  Shriji  Arvind  Singh Mewar  of  Udaipur  has  been passed on this  legacy  from his  ancestors  and has  taken  it  upon himself  to  continue  this  ceremony  keeping  alive  the  Living  Heritage  of  The  House  of  Mewar .

'Ashwa  Poojan'  is  celebrated  at  The  City  Palace  Complex  each  year  on  the  last  day  of Navratri, nine  most  auspicious  days  in  the  Hindu  calendar .  The  ceremony  begins  with  the  arrival of  Shriji  Arvind  Singh  Mewar  of  Udaipur  in  a  1905  vintage  'English  Royal  Landau  Six-in-Hand'  with a  regal  procession consisting  of  royal  insignias  such as  two Chadiwalas  carrying  the long gold  staff ,  two Gota-walas  carrying the  short  gold batons symbolizing the  authority of  the state.  Two men carrying the  Fly- Whisk are positioned at  the back of  the Horse drawn carriage. At the high raised platform from where Shriji conducts the Ashwa Poojan ceremony two men wearing  Chapdas  (Coat  of  Arms  of  the  House  of  Mewar),  two  men  carrying  Mor  Chal  (Peacock feathers),  one  carrying  the  Adani  (Velvet  cloth  fan)  and  one  carrying  the  Meghadambar  (Feather Fan). One man carrying the Karaniya (A cloth with an embroidered Sun Emblem on one side and the  moon on the  other)  and another  one  carrying  the  Chattra  (large  umbrella)  are  also present.

The Palace Band is positioned in front of the high raised platform from where Shriji worships the  five  royal  horses  namely  Raj Tilak,  Raj  Roop,  Ashwaraj,  Raj  Swaroop  and  Raj  Mukut.  These horses belong to the internationally recognized breed known as 'Marwari'.  They are fully bred and  nurtured  at  Shriji's  personal  Imperial  Stud  Farms  at  Shikarbadi,  Udaipur .

The  sacred  ceremony  is  followed  by  a  'Nazrana'  -  a  traditional  ceremony  where  the  noblemen  of the  city  along  with  guests  pay  homage  to  the  76th  Custodian  of  The  House  of  Mewar .

An array of  sumptuous  refreshments  organized  by the HRH Group of  Hotels  awaits  the guests at Khush Mahal Chowk  bringing  a  memorable  end  to  the  magnificent  and  beautiful  evening.

Ashwa Poojan - Message from Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur

8. October 2012 12:34 by Vijay Choudhary in Events & Shows

The  House  of  Mewar  represents  the  longest  serving,  unbroken  custodianship  in  the  world.  It  is a  custodianship  that  transcends  all  boundaries  of  kingship,  democracy  and  everything  in between.  The  legacy  of  the  House  of  Mewar  has  been  passed  on  since  Seventy  Five  generations and  is  still  alive  in  our  ceremonies,  rituals  and  festivities.  People,  from  near  and  far ,  become  its stakeholders  as  they  experience  this  'living  heritage'.

This heritage  is  not  a  sculpture  carved  in  the  past,  al  dente  and  voiceless,  which time  will inevitably  grind down and  turn  to  dust; it  lives  with us and  as  we live,  evolves  and  thrives becoming  even  more  burnished  and  beautiful  with  the  passing  of  each  day.

The City Palace Complex was and continues to be the site for all the rituals, spectacles and celebrations of the royal family. As the Seventy Sixth custodian of the House of Mewar I am honor  bound  to  continue  this  legacy  and  discharge  my duties  to  keep  alive  the  Living  Heritage of  Mewar  through  the  Eternal  Mewar  Festivals. The sparkle  of  the  bright  ceremony  of  Ashwa Poojan  –  'A  timeless  gratitude  to  Equinity',  the  ritual  burning  of  ignorance  and  sloth  on Holika Dahan – 'A time honored Regal ceremony' and the celebration of the creation of the universe  through  the  melodious  and  vibrant  Kartik Poornima  –  'Experience  the  Mystique  of  life'  on  a brilliant moonlit night are examples of a breathing and living  Palace  Complex.

I feel  honored to  extend an invitation  and welcome all the  people  who share  the  same  thought  and  hope that witnessing the Eternal Mewar Festivals will help you in becoming  a  part  of  this  Living  Heritage  for  it  is something  to  be  shared  and  cherished.

 

 Arvind Singh Mewar

76th Custodian House of Mewar

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