THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA








Meet the 21-year-old 'king' of Jaipur, India, a polo star who spends his multimillion-dollar fortune traveling the world and studying in NYC and Rome. At 21 years old, Padmanabh Singh controls a fortune of between $697 million and $2.8 billion and is called a "king."





Padmanabh Singh, full title Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur, is the young monarch of Jaipur, a city in northwestern India famous for its pink architecture and imperial palaces.





The wealth of the royal family is estimated to be between $697 million and $2.8 billion. Singh spends his time playing polo, studying liberal arts, walking in fashion shows, and traveling the world. Padmanabh Singh is the 21-year-old king of Jaipur, India. His full title is Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur.





Singh, whose family and friends call him "Pacho," is the 303rd descendant of the royal family of Jaipur. He became king in 2011 after the death of his grandfather, Sawai Man Singhji Bahadur, who was called "the last Maharaja of Jaipur" when he died because he ascended to the throne soon before royal privileges stopped being recognized in India.

Jaipur is the capital of the Rajasthan state in northwestern India, known for its pink architecture and royal palaces. The royal family lives in the City Palace, which was founded in 1727 and spans a series of courtyards. Portions of the palace are open to the public.





At age 4, Singh left Jaipur to go to boarding school at Mayo College in Ajmer. Traditional rituals and ceremonies are always performed at the City Palace in Jaipur.








The young royals spent most of their the day visiting several temples and carrying out traditional rituals and ceremonies. A pink and gold silk umbrella is carried over his head when he walks into a court of former nobles where they offer him offer him Nazar, a traditional form of respect. Singh spends his time studying, playing polo, traveling, and attending charity and fashion events.





He has called polo his "biggest passion". The young monarch made Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2018 for his "prowess on the polo field," as he served as captain of the first Indian polo team in England in 20 years. Forbes noted that Singh was the youngest winner of the Indian Open Polo Cup and the youngest member ever of a World Cup polo team.

Singh spent a stint studying liberal arts at New York University in New York City. Singh does not appear to have graduated from NYU, but he moved to Rome, Italy, in September 2018 to study art at a private university. While in Jaipur, Singh splits his time living with his family at the City Palace and staying at Suján Rajmahal Palace, a former royal guesthouse that was recently renovated.





In addition to their City Palace residence, the royal family of Jaipur also owns the Jaigarh fort, part of the Amber Palace and Jaipur House, a luxurious summer retreat in Mount Abu.





Weapons Puja and Weapons Worship which seems like Blessing the Weapons.





India has an amazing Martial Arts too, pictured above is Angampora Sword Shield Fighting.





The above video is Tulwar (Shamshir) Techniques.










THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF INDIA

The people of India are very nice, spiritual people and it is said everyone worships their own personal god in peace together, occasionally various religious groups clash in the streets, mostly Hindu's and Muslims which is very sad & unfortunate.





The Sufi shrines in India are very nice and I have visited the Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah in New Delhi. Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya, also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, and Mahbub-e-Ilahi was an Indian Sunni Muslim scholar, Sufi saint of the Chishti Order, and is one of the most famous Sufis from the Indian Subcontinent.





I played music at the Tomb of Homayoun pictured above.





I have visited both Southern India (Chennai, also known as Madras), I went to the Madras Music Academy where masters and pupils study & play music all day long (literally), I have driven in India and also even prayed in some of the most sacred Hindu temples of India.





I have also been to Kumbh Mela in Hayder Abad and even drank from the ganges river. Spent a night with the Bauls and loved them and their music a lot. The Bauls are amazing and I found them to be really nice and enlightened people.

One time a co-worker invited me and my wife to their home, it was very simple and modest but very loving, cultured and hospitable. Another co-worker from Bihar told me about the crimes committed by Nader Shah Afshar and how he hurt, killed & looted Indians.

I also ate the hottest food (Mushroom Tikka Masala) I have ever eaten and needed a pitcher of water to cool down, I think that was the mild one... ;) India is truly amazing!





I have written about most cultural & music elements on the Tansen and Celestial Music Persian page in very detail which describes our rich common culture.





India has a caste system and many many poor people, some of the Indian slum kids I found were the happiest kids in the world. Despite all the obstacles & problems they have including clean water, sanitation, food, etc. they still manage to put a smile on their face, it looked like they were in Heaven!





Although India has a luxury tourist itinerary, I really really hope to never experience it, it's too heartbreaking to be in luxury when there are so many poor people which you can do nothing about... When I left the United States and arrived in India I and saw the living conditions in some of the slums and other poor areas I was totally shocked!





I really wish the Indian people the best. I also love the Mughal culture which we share a lot in common since they were Persian Royalty! This picture says a lot about Kingship, the Angels below are amazing & depicting time running out for the Emperor to do good things.





There is also a big influential Parsi (Zoroastrian) community in India.





The have been many cultural contributions and exchanges between Iran and India, one beautiful story is that once the Indian King Sent a gift to the Iranian King which was ("The Game of Chess") or ("شطرنج"), this was known to mimic the entire world and symbolize politics of which one uses strategy to defeat the oponent, however the Iranians responded and sent back to them another gift which was ("The Game of Backgammon") or ("تخته نرد") which was superior to Chess because in Backgammon there is an element of Luck and Chance in addition to Strategy.






NAMASTE