Captions: 1) Queen Mother: Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, who was in-charge of Wedding-Royale of her son at the Mysore Palace. 2) A keepsake photo: (From left) Roopika Muthanna, Ralie Ganapathy, Star of Mysore Editor-in-Chief K.B. Ganapathy and Managing Editor Vikram Muthanna after greeting the royal couple yesterday during the ‘Urutane Uyyale’ ceremony.
On Monday June 27, 2016, Mysuru citizens, specially the sons of Mysuru soil, who were witness to the Royal splendour of the Maharajas and the turbulent transition to independence and democracy, went nostalgic remembering those days of Royal grandeur at the Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace). Reason: It was the day a Royal wedding was held in the Palace after 40 years. The late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar had tied the nuptial knot to Pramoda Devi at the same venue four decades ago.
Yesterday, it was Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, 24, the adopted son of the Dowager Queen Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, who tied the nuptial knot to a charming, 22-year-old Princess from a Royalty of Rajasthan’s Dungarpur, Trishikha Kumari Singh. It is a 3-4 day ceremony observing the 600-year-old tradition of Wadiyar dynasty with religious rituals.
Yesterday’s auspicious wedding ceremony began in the morning at the Palace Kalyana Mantap and in the evening, the customary Urutane on Uyyale, Arathakshathe to celebrate the marriage, was held in the really world famous Durbar Hall between 7.30 and 8.30 pm. Since the details of the proceedings have already appeared, I will not inflict the details upon my readers as a witness at the Durbar Hall with my family. After all, in these days of democracy, one rarely gets to see a Royal wedding held like in the days of Maharajas. And this one was held following every ritual, tradition and the past Royal glory almost to the last step and minor detail. So I made sure I was there with my family. Indeed, it was an experience to remember and share with others with a trivial sense of p...more