The ascension of Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, also known as Devaraja Wodeyar II, to the throne of Mysore, marked a turning point in the history of South India. On one hand, the kingdoms of Vijayanagara and Bijapur were losing hold over their territory and on the other Mysore was independent and asserting itself as Vijayanagara’s political […]
Chamaraja Wodeyar IV was the first independent ruler of Mysore to have any political significance. He ruled for a short period of 4 years. Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar IV– Quick Facts Chamaraja Wodeyar IV – Early Years Chamaraja Wodeyar IV was the youngest son of Chamaraja Wodeyar III. He was born on 25th July 1507. […]
For any kingdom to flourish, it needs stability. Unfortunately in the decade following the death of Timmaraja Wodeyar II in 1572, Mysore saw two more monarchs come and go. Thus, when Raja Wodeyar I ascended to the throne, he had a tough task ahead of him. During his reign of 39 years, the Kingdom of […]
A number of musicians today are focusing on fusing Indian and western styles of music as a new style of music. However, fusion music is not new and has a history dating back centuries. The Royal Carnatic Orchestra is considered to be one of the first East-meets-West experiments in India. The orchestra was once the […]
Today, Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India. This status was not achieved in a few years but is the result of a foundation laid down by the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore, Maharaja Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar-IV or Sri Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar- IV or Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar. He was the 24th king of the […]
A brief history of Karnataka. The dynasties who ruled Karnataka played a major part in shaping its history. Learn about the history and dynasties of Karnataka
The Wodeyar dynasty ruled over Mysore from 1399 to 1947. Even today the dynasty has titular kings. Let us have a look at all kings of the Wodeyar dynasty.