Tradition & Continuity

Royal Procession recreated at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Royal Procession re-created at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

You are greeted with fanfare as you enter this large exhibition on the museum’s third floor. A dramatic re-creation of a royal wedding procession moves through the galleries and sets the stage for the crucial role that marital alliances played in the lives of the citizens of Marwar-Jodhpur and in the development of the region’s aesthetic traditions. Life-size horse and elephant mannequins fill the space, adorned with an elephant howdah (seat), wedding regalia, and royal insignia. Video projections feature preparations for a 21st-century wedding and an aerial view of the Mehrangarh Fort, which encloses palaces, temples, and courtyards.

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