Mysore

Yaduveer performs pada puja to Parakala Mutt Seer

Elaborate rituals for the June 27 grand wedding of the Mysuru’s titular king Yadu­veer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar are under way at the iconic Mysuru Palace. The rituals are being conducted strictly on the basis of tradi­tion and historical references.

The rituals began on Fri­day at the palace amid chant­ing of Vedic hymns, invocation of Goddess Chamundesh­wari and prayers offered at the temple within the palace premises.

Saturday saw Yaduveer taking oil bath (Yenne Snana) in the wee hours leading to the elephant entrance of the palace near the historic pil­lar where a `pandar made of coconut palms has been erected. In addition to banana plants and flowers are being used for decorating the tem­porary prayer venue. After which ‘Pada Puja’ was offered to Parakala mutt seer Rajagu­ru Abhinava Vagheesha Brah­matantra Swatantra swami. Followed by the traditional `Stambha Muhurtha’ ritual at 10:30 AM.

Rituals included `Shakuna Shastra’ which is considered omen astrology, which takes place prior to any good or bad event, to avoid any happen­ings which may arise during this mega event. Along with various other shastras like Uddukallu shastra and the Godhikallu Shashtra which has its history dating back to the 1800’s.

Deva Kankana Puja is performed before the wed­ding. Where the groom is tied a sacred thread with the `kankana’s (beads) made with turmeric as per the rituals. Followed by Nandi Vavagra­ha puja, Mathruka Puja, Udu­ashanthi, lingadheera Puja and the Kananadharane.

June 26 will begin with the `Ganapathy puja’ and the Cha­mundeshwari puja to the deity and will conclude in the eve­ning after the ‘Kashi Yathra’.

The final day on June 27 see the `dhara muhurtham’ which will be held between 9.05 am and 9.30 am where all eyes will be on Yaduveer who will be wearing a specially de­signed coat Angarka designed by Pramoda Devi herself.

‘Urutane on Uyyale’, which is basically to familiarise the couple to each other, will be held at the Durbar Hall be­tween 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm.

Reception on June 28 be­tween 7.30pm and 8.30pm is strictly restricted to ‘invi­tees’ only but the public can see this on the giant screens displaced outside the palace. Newlyweds’ (Yaduveer and Trishika) procession at the palace premises on June 29 to be a private affair.

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