Posted on: 23 April 2013

The Navagali or Fifth Day Ceremony of the Marriage of the Maharaja of Mysore - 1900

This photograph of the Royal Marriage, Mysore taken in 1900 by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'.Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar and his bride Maharani Pratap Bai are seated beneath the canopy in the durbar hall, with dignitaries seated on the floor and along the sides of the hall. The various articles and foodstuffs used in the ceremony are arranged on the ground in front of the couple. The letterpress slip pasted beneath the image describes the occasion as the "The Navagali or Fifth Day Ceremony of the Marriage."

Copyright The British Library Board


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Wish color photography was invented back then...

Sepia is good. !

Wondering if there is a listing of the food items they mention used in the ceremony.

Great collection ! Reminds me of the many originals i have see in the palace collection of black & whites ... i also know the direct descendants of HH Maharani Pratap Bai - who lived in Rana Terrace Nazarbad and came from Vana close to Wadhwan in Sawrashtra ~ Now in Gujarat.

May I knw whos d Photographer?

Barton & Sons, Photographers, Bangalore.

too good