|The grand Ashwa Poojan in Udaipur |
| Perfomed on the ninth day of the Navratri festival, the Ashwa Poojan is an age old Rajput ceremony done to commemorate - the interdependence and the partnership of the horse and Rajput for centuries. |
Essentialy meaning worship of the horse, Ashwa Poojan is the grand finale to the Navratri festivities, invoking both, the power of Durga and Ashwa (horse).
Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, who is the 76th custodian of the House of Mewar performs this ceremony each year to keep alive this ancient tradition.
In this picture Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar is seen in his vintage 1905 'English Royal Landau Six-in-Hand', purchased from Dykes and Co., Calcutta during the the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh.
(Photo Courtesy: Saher Motiwala)
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