Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur will tie the knot next week with Ms. Nivritti Kumari Singh Deo of Patna Balangir, with traditional ceremonies that reflect ‘Living Heritage’ of Udaipur and Odisha
It has become a fashion for wealthy Indians and even foreigners to have Indian royal themed weddings. Just keying in “Royal Indian Weddings” on Google would throw up a host of wedding service providers who would provide grand Indian royal weddings for a price. But in this era of ‘bling culture’, the genteel elegance of what actually constitutes royalty is lost.
Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, the 76th custodian of the Mewar dynasty in Udaipur, is a great believer and committed follower of the concept of ‘Living Heritage’, which is why the forthcoming wedding celebrations of his son are centered on this concept. The ceremonies will take place the same way they used to centuries ago; traditions and customs will be followed just like it was in the days gone by and the entire atmosphere of festivities will bask in the glorious heritage that only a dynasty like the Mewars can be proud of.
While preparations for the wedding of Mr Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar with Ms Nivritti Kumari Singh Deo have been underway for a long time now, the major ceremonies will began on January 20 with the Tel Baan Utarna ceremony followed by theVarnikasi ceremony, which signifies the departure of the barat (wedding guests from the groom’s side). In keeping with true Mewari tradition the ladies from the groom’s side will not join the barat and will stay back in Udaipur. The wedding ceremony in Odisha will be an amalgamation of royal customs as the couple is declared man and wife.
The couple will return to Udaipur on January 23 and will be welcomed in ceremonial style during the Vadhupravesh (welcoming the bride) ceremony. This will be followed by a series of rituals. However, the event that the City of Lakes is gearing up for is the Shaadi Ri Goth or wedding reception which will be held on January 24 at Shikarbadi, Udaipur. It is expected that a huge number of guests including visitors from abroad and important dignitaries from all over India will land in the city to wish the bride and groom.
The wedding ceremonies will draw to a close on January 28 with the Bidai (farewell) or ceremonial farewell given to the pundits (priests), after which the ceremonies are officially declared as having been completed as per the ancient Vedic traditions adhered to by the House of Mewar and its 76th Custodian, Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur.
About 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.