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 7th Maharaja of the Mysore Kingdom Period of reign- 1572 – 1576 Preceded by Timmaraja Wodeyar II Succeeded by Chamaraja Wodeyar V Chamaraja Wodeyar […]
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We all wait to see the majestic elephants during Dasara. The Elephant March-Gajapayana, ceremonial journey marks the launch of the Dasara Festival
Sir MV is considered the “Father of Modern Mysore State”. As the Diwan of Mysore, he built a number of dams including the MV dam in Melinajuganahalli. It once was a beautiful sight but today is a dirty, foul-smelling spot. Riversides, lakes, and dams have always been popular picnic places. Their picturesque beauty gives respite […]
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 […]
The Devraja Market in the heart of Mysore is a must visit on every tourist’s itinerary. The market offers a glimpse into the everyday life of people from Mysore. Through the market is spread over 3 acres, most people do not spend more than an hour in the market. This leaves you with plenty of […]
Some markets in India are important tourist sites in themselves. In Mysore, a visit to the Devaraja market is a must on every tourist’s itinerary. Many heritage walks in Mysore include the market. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, the market offers some great photography opportunities. It also gives tourists an insight into […]
The Oriental Research Institute is located within the Mysore University Campus. Learn more about the institute, visiting time and how to reach there.
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 […]