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 The rituals are being conducted strictly on the basis of tradition and historical references.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.