Archive / Films / Stokes Collection – Film 14


B&W. 11:20min. Mysore, Karnataka, India. 1933. Film made by Lady Stokes and Sir Hopetoun Stokes. ‘The Arms Puja’ – general views of spectators and procession Maharaja Krishnaraja IV Wodeyar (?) of Mysore and party at official dias. Scenes of troops in ceremonial dress (including decorated elephants). Procession and puja blessings. Horses, oxen and elephants highly decorated for the occasion. Indian spectators. Artists on stilts; military parades. Buildings illuminated for evening celebration. Landscape. (film with intertitles)


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