Dussera, Hindu Festival, at Gwalior, India.
Hindu festival, dussera, at Gwalior. MS. Guards lined up waiting for the Prince, Maharaja of Gwalior, to pass - two shots. MS. Prince passing in his 16 horse coach. MS. Elephants and bullock ready to be worshipped - heavily decorated. LS. Troops on horseback marching along street, crowd watching, Prince's coach moves past camera. MS. Elevated, Prince's coach passes into the temple. MS. The Prince, Maharaja of Gwalior, saluting. MS. Prince blesses the mountain artillery (an artillery gun). MS. Prince blesses the elephants. MS. The elephants walk past him. MS. His bullocks are blessed and water is sprinkled on them. MS. Prince standing, taking the salute, gets into his car. CU. Man and boy, both in ceremonial dress, watching. Several shots of noblemen watching. MS. Prince steps down from coach and enters Temple. MS. Group of guards. Temple. MS. Prince leaves temple and mounts elephant for procession. MS. The elephant rises and proceeds to join the procession. MS. & GV. Crowded streets. MS. & GV. Crowded rooftop. MS. Banner bodyguard on horseback. MS. Crowded street. LS. & GV. Procession lead by band. MS. Elephants riding by. Prince riding by in his Golden Houda. MS. & GV. Prince riding by rear view.
Date found in the old record 21/10/1948.