Theme of the Festival

Theme of the Festival

Indian Royals: The Keepers of Indian Heritage




Indian art culture and cinema festival welcomes you aboard with open hearts on a spectacular journey of art, culture and cinema. International art culture and cinema festival (IACCF) is the floor whereby all of the enthusiasts and artists contribute their passion, profession and exceptional abilities towards this bridge of opportunity.


India is known for its rich and diverse culture. Every state has its own unique dance form, Food Culture; Folklore This culture is preserved and cherished by Indian Royal Families: The Keepers of Indian Heritage.


“Indian culture is the heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, artifacts and technologies that originated in or are associated with the Indian subcontinent.” we say it is a way of living which is reflected through our actions, thoughts and choices, it is something we cherish deep inside our hearts and is passed on through generation of successions as family treasure.

In a diverse country like India, variation in culture can be seen after every 15 kms reflected in food, languages, attires, attitudes. It is our responsibility to cradle this treasure and preserve its purity and so this year we pay a tribute to this great legacy and the Royal families of India who have safeguarded it with immense love and perseverance.


IACCF is the maze of rich art, culture and cinema, where there is space for every niche and every beginner as well. One just needs to immerse oneself into it to feel the magic of art

Indian Royal families are known for their valour and for the warrior spirit they harness. They embody the Indian spirit of emerging victorious against the evil. When we speak of Royalty, The word ‘Rajputs’ rolls off our tongue in a jiffy. The grandeur of architecture, dance forms, cuisine to name a few they have it all. Most of the Indian Royal Families are known to have found origin through the Rajputs. Beginning with RajaNakashena the family lineage has come along way through several decades and centuries, and with each passing year they have developed a distinct majestic  culture which is now fondly referred to as the Rajputana culture. The Royal Families of Jaipur,The Rathores of Jodhpur, The dynasty of Mewar are now the torchbearers of this huge legacy. Rajputana has seen many kings, some for their taste in art but mostly they were peculiarly well known for their loyalty and bravery towards their people and their land. They witnessed great kings like Prithviraj Chauhan and Maharana Pratap who fought till their last breath but who were also benevolent in nature, and thus the present Rajput families carry forward this good work.


The House of Mewar, acknowledged as the world's oldest-serving dynasty, together established eternal Mewar. ‘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 has also emerged as a unique heritage brand exemplifying hospitality, cultural preservation, philanthropy, education, sports & spirituality for global audiences.   Under the leadership of the 76th Custodian, Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar.


The City Palace, Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727. Jaipur is the present-day capital of the state of Rajasthan, and until 1949 the City Palace was the ceremonial and administrative seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.. It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family. The royal family of Jaipur is said to be the descendants of Lord Rama. The palace complex has several buildings, various courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust. The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust looks after the Museum, and the royal cenotaphs.

The Rathores ruled the majestic kingdom of jodhpur, along with the other provinces like Marwar and Bikaner. This clan of the Rajput rulers traces its lineage back to ‘Lord Rama’ and therefore they are known as suryavanshis; the ones who are descended from the family of the sun. Umaidsinghji was the pioneer of aviation in India and he built one of the first airports in the country. India will always be thankful to the tireless and dire efforts of the Jodhpur royalty. Mehrangarh museum’s landmark exhibitions“peacock in the desert; royal arts of jodhpur” opened at the museum of fine arts, Houston (MFAH). This exhibition stands witness to the grandeur of history, art and culture of jodhpur-Marwar region at one of the biggest museums of America. The rich culture of Jodhpur can be traced back to the mid-1400s, when the great Rajput king Rao Jodha established the city of Jodhpur. The encounters between The Rathores, Mughals and British have together reshaped Jhodhpur’s classical-cultural landscape making it unique.


The Bhonsles originated among the populations of the Deccani tiller-plainsmen who were known by the names Kunbi and Maratha.Shivaji Maharaj owned a legacy of about 350 forts which showcases his architectural genius. Each fort is built on a geographical strategic location and celebrated a different variant of Marathi culture. He became the pioneer of Indian navy by establishing the first naval fort at the fort of Sindhudurg which is a architectural genius. The shaniwarwada stand witness to the Mughal influence on Maratha architecture. The marathas were extremely fond of art and culture which flourished under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj which id passed on through generations and is now deeply rooted in the soil of Maharashtra.


The Gaekwads of Baroda are Hindu Marathas who trace their origins to Dawadi village, Pune, to a Maratha clan by the name of Matre. The Gaekwad rule of Baroda began when the Maratha general Pilaji Rao Gaekwad conquered the city fromthe Mughal Empire in 1721.
Maharaja Sayaji Rao III, who took the throne in 1875, did much to modernize Baroda, establishing compulsory primary education, a library system and the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He also encouraged the setting up of textile factories, which helped create Baroda's textile industry. He is well known for offering B. R. Ambedkar a scholarship to study at Columbia University. They Royal Family of Baroda houses a rich collection of textiles traced back to their ancestors. They also have paintings, The Father of Modern Indian Art: Raja Ravi Varma.



According to legend the Wadiyars trace their ancestry to lord Krishna and arrived from the Dvaraka, and on seeing the natural beauty of the place made Mysore their abode.Perhaps the Wodeyar dynasty is the longest and most continuous empire to ever rule howsoever tiny a part of the erstwhile Mysore state, now known as Karnataka. From 1399 when it was established by YadurayaWodeyar till 1947—that is, 548 years of near-continuous reign by a single dynasty is really an unparalleled feat. The city of Mysore still boasts of being the cultural capital of Karnataka, majority of the credit for it goes to KrishnarajaWodeyar III.KrishnarajaWodeyar III was a multifaceted, multitalented genius. He was a polyglot, scholar, an accomplished poet, writer, artist, and musician among other things. He has to his credit at least 50 literary works on various subjects.His Sritattvanidhi (literally: The Illustrious Treasure of Realities) is an encyclopaedic treatise interspersed liberally with iconography. We can only imagine the magnitude of the effort to put together this treatise when we realize the fact that the objective of the work was to collate and combine all available information about the iconography and econometry of divine figures in South India.






The ‘Pataudis’ carry forward a great legacy and have taken part in lot of projects which helps people see the architectural grandeur and what dressing like royalty feels.

The Gadhwal dynasty of Uttarakhand symbolises a strong women leadership and representation at the parliament under Maharani Laxmi Shah. Raja Ratlam of Madhya Pradesh is a successor of great heritage. Many more royal families carry forward the legacies left by their ancestors and have taken a never dying oath of unity and preserving our beautiful culture and together we form a family.