To know more about new ‘King of Mysuru’ 12 most important facts that detailed about Yaduveer Wodeyar present Maharaja of Mysuru are covering here: 23 year old Boston University graduate Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar was crowned May 28th, 2015 (Thursday) as the new ‘king of Mysuru’ or ‘Maharaja of Mysuru’ dynasty.

The coronation took place at ‘Kalyana Mantap’ in ‘Amba Vilas Palace’ in Mysuru at an auspicious hour on yesterday morning amid Vedic chants and slogans hailing the Mysuru royalty. The 23-year-old “King of Mysuru” as he ascended the silver throne ‘Bhadrasana’.

King of Mysuru Yaduveer Wodeyar ceromony wallpaper
King of Mysuru Yaduveer Wodeyar ceromony wallpaper

23-year-old king has now become the head of the family which has almost Rs. 4500 crore worth of property.

Here are a few important facts to know about the new king of Mysuru and his dynasty:

  • The Wodeyar dynasty ruled the Kingdom of Mysuru from 1399 to 1947, the last king being Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, who ruled from 1940 until Indian independence in 1947 when he acceded his kingdom to the dominion of India, but continued as the Maharaja until India became a Republic in 1950.
  • Last coronation took place 41 years ago when Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, son of last ruling king of Mysuru Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, was crowned at the age of 21.
  • Pramoda Devi Wodeyar, widow of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty, formally adopted Yaduveer Gopal Raj Urs in February this year.
  • Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar is the 27th King of Wodeyar dynasty ascended the silver throne.
Mysore yaduveer coronation ceremonies
Mysore yaduveer coronation ceremonies
  • Yaduveer (Kings of Mysuru) have to wait until Dasara to ascend the golden throne, when he will preside over the ‘khasa (private) durbar’, which is reminiscent of the bygone era.
  • Yaduveer (Kings of Mysuru) has completed his B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Economics and English at Boston University in the United State of America (USA).
  • Yaduveer (present Kings of Mysuru) is Srikantadatta Wodeyar’s elder sister’s grand son.
King of Mysuru Yaduveer Wodeyar ceromony pics
King of Mysuru Yaduveer Wodeyar ceromony pics
  • Present ‘Kings of Mysuru’ never have had an heir (barring one who had a deaf and mute son).
  • Some claim that no king had sons because of a curse. The “Talakad curse” was cast upon the dynasty in the 17th century by the queen of the neighbouring Srirangapatna kingdom, when it was invaded and annexed by Mysore’s kings.
  • Kanthraj Urs, the eldest nephew of the Srikantadatta Wodeyar and an uncle of Yaduveer says he has better claim on the throne.
King of Mysuru Yaduveer Wodeyar ceromony image
King of Mysuru Yaduveer Wodeyar ceromony image
  • Urs has also filed a case in a court which will soon be heard.
  • Yaduveer’s fiancé Trishika Kumari, who also belongs to a royal family from Rajasthan. Their wedding is expected by end of this year.

On Thursday, May 28th, 2015, after the coronation ceremonies, Kings of Mysuru Yaduveer said with the cooperation of the people, “I will try my best to continue the royal family traditions”.



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