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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
St. Philomena’s Church in Mysore is considered to be the second largest church in Asia. Find out more about the architecture, the visiting time and how to reach this church in Mysore.