Pomp and splendour marked the royal wedding of the Wodeyar dynasty’s titular king Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar with Rajasthani princess Trishika Kumari Singh at the iconic Mysuru Palace on Monday.
Sporting the royal crown and clad in a cream ‘bandhgala’, Yaduveer, 23, and bride Trishika, 22, in a red silk sari, exchanged jasmine garlands and poured handful of rice over each other’s head, signifying life-long prosperity and peace for the couple.
As per the Wodeyar’s dynastic traditions, the elaborate wedding ceremony began with invocations to the royal family deity Hindu Goddess Chamundeshwari and worship of its raj-guru Abhinava Vagheesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Swami of Parakala Mutt amid chanting of Vedic hymns and Carnatic music.
Besides mother-queen Pramoda Devi, who adopted Yaduveer, and three sisters of her late husband and last scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, family members and relatives of the groom and bride were present in the Durbar Hall along with about 500 guests and special invitees.
A large number of dignitaries, royal family members, politicians attended the ‘Urutane Uyyale’ ritual held as part of Yaduveer and Trishika wedding on Monday night.
Urutane Uyyale, a wedding tradition of the Mysuru royal family, is where the couple was made to sit in a decorated silver swing on the balcony facing the Jayamarthanda Gate. The couple was given three flower balls which they tossed back and forth with great fervour.
The Durbar Hall took on a fable like grandeur and the illuminated palace added to the splendour. A musical performance by renowned violin maestros Mysore Manjunath and Mysore Nagaraj took the audience to a musical journey. The brothers sat on a special podium used for concerts at the time of Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar.
The maestros rendered ‘Yaduveera Manohari’ a raga composed by them exclusively for the wedding. They also performed various compositions along with the special raga accomplished by double Mridangam and double Khanjira.
Members of the Ursu community were feeling privileged to witness the historical event. After the Urutane Uyyale ritual, the couple was made to look at the Arundathi Nakshathra and Dhruva Nakshathra.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Union Ministers Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Anantha Kumar, Former Chief Ministers D V Sadananda Gowda, B S Yeddyurappa, Ministers R V Deshpande, K J George, Dr H C Mahadevappa, Former Ministers MH Ambareesh, Suresh Kalmadi, Shobha Karandlaje, Baburao Chinchansur, MLAs M K Somashekar, Vasu, MP Pratap Simha, Mayor B L Bhyrappa and other politicians were present.
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY’S RITUALS
On Tuesday, Aupasane ritual will be performed by Yaduveer and Trishika inside the palace and the reception will be held in the evening at Sejje, Durbar Hall where over 2,500 invitees are expected.
On Wednesday at the Kalyana Mantap, Ganapathi Pooje, Dakshayini Pooje, Hiranya Garbha Puja, Trayathrimsha puja, Naagolli, Neelaloohitha Puja will be held.
Again at 11:30 am, as part of the tradition, Mangalya Dharana will be held for the second time followed by Holalu Suitivudu, Naakabali, Taamboola Charavana, Thottlu Shastra, Gombe Shastra, Santhana Goopala Puja and Phala Puja.
Later Sthambha Naandi and Mantap Visarjane will be held and the Kankana which were tied on the couple will be removed. The Kalasha will be sent back to the Kodi Someshwara Swamy Temple and after the Madilu Shastra- a grand procession of the couple will be held at palace premises.