Mysuru: With the royal family of Mysuru all set to celebrate the wedding of 27th scion of the 600-year-old Wadiyar dynasty, 24-year-old Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, a celebratory mood has gripped every second household in old Mysuru and surrounding villages whose elders enjoyed some connect with the royal family through their vocations.
People of the Heritage city, still hold the royals in high esteem and remember the contributions of yesteryears’ Maharaja Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar for his pro-people administration and far sightedness, whether it be in education or water supply through KRS dam.
Mysuru Palace, has come alive with the wedding rituals slated to begin on June 25. They will end on June 29. Yaduveer will wed Trishikha Kumari, second daughter of Maharaj Kumar of Dungarpur, Harshvardhan Singh and Rajkumari Maheshree Kumari, of the royal family of Rajkot at the auspicious karkataka lagna in Saavithra muhoortha between 9.05am and 9.40am, at the Kalyanamantapa of Mysuru Palace on June 27. The royal family of Rajkot will arrive here on June 25.
The pre-wedding rituals will begin with yenne snana of Sri Yaduveer at 4 am on June 25. On the same day, Yaduveer will perform paada pooja of Sri Parakaal math seer, Sri Abhinava Vaageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swamiji as per royal tradition. On June 26, the ritual of Kaashi yaathre will be held.
On June 27, “Urutane on Uyyale”, a ritual (bride and groom will sit on a swing to play with a ball made out of flowers) will be held between 7.30pm and 8.30pm at the main Durbar hall of Mysuru Palace. The reception will be held on June 28 evening between 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm at the Durbar hall. on July 2, yet another reception is being hosted at the Palace in Bengaluru.
The Angada (kurta) which Yaduveer will wear on the wedding day is specially designed by Maharani Pramoda Devi Wadiyar. The wedding will feature a nadaswara performance by Krishnamurthy, there will be a violin concert by Nagraj and Manjunath brothers on June 27 evening, and western and carnatic concert by the palace band on June 28 evening. A German tent which can accommodate 500 people at a time, has already been erected at the residential side of Mysuru Palace....