The Mysuru Palace is decked up again after a gap of 40 years to witness the royal wedding of its titular King Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Trishika Kumari. As many as 50 traditional rituals have been meticulously planned for the grand wedding scheduled on Monday.
Saturday’s rituals included udaka shanthi paarayana ankurarpane which was held at Kannadi Thotti and the kalasha was brought from Sri Kodi Someshwara Temple with dasayya, lingadheera, kanaakannada, vaadhya, jillo honours and nadumudi.
On Sunday morning, Kannadi Thotti Ganapathi pooje, punnyaaha, vratha samaavarthane homa were performed. Later the kashiyatre khillath was given to Yaduveer from Trishika’s parents Harshwardhan Singh and Maheshri Kumari. A Kashiyathre procession will be held be from Madan Vilas door to all temples inside the fort at 6:30 pm. Paada puja will be performed by Trishika’s parents to Yaduveer in the night.
Vidwan Sri Janardhan Iyengar, the Dharmadhikaari of Mysuru Palace is leading the rituals. The 66-year old Iyengar has been associated with the palace ever since he was 14 and was present at the upanayana of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, the wedding of Srikantadatta Wadiyar, and his two younger sisters, Indrakshi in 1978 and Vishalakshi in 1980 besides the rituals of at least 42 Dasaras.
The marriage dibbana will begin at 6 am on Monday from the Madan Vilas door and it will be welcomed at the Aane Bagilu. An aarathi will be offered to Yaduveer at the Savari Thotti and later Yaduveer will be taken to the Kalyana Mantap where he will be seated on Hasemane.
Gowri puja will be offered by Trishika and will be bought at the auspicious Karkataka Lagna and savitra muhurat and between 9:05 am and 9:45 am where Yaduveer will tie the knot to Trishika.
The North connection
The Wadiyar dynasty’s connection to the northern states dates back to the 18th century with the Rajput princely ancestors and the marriage alliances which were common. Rajarshi Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar married Sripratapa Kuvari Bai, the princess of Vana of Kathiawar state of Gujarat.
Later Jayachamaraja Wadiyar’s sister Jaya Chamundi was married to Brajendra Singhji, the maharaja of Bharatpur in Rajasthan and the other sister Rani Vijaya Devi was married to Kotda Sangani who are the Jadeja Rajputs.
Jayachamaraja Wadiyar’s daughter, Kamakshi Devi was married to Atmanyadevji a prince from Gujarat and other daughter and the sister of the late king Srikantadatta Wadiyar Vishalakshi Devi married Gajendra Singh, a Rathore Rajput from Auwa Tikana in Jodhpur
Exclusive ‘Yaduveera Manohari’ tomorrow
It will be a musical treat when city-based renowned violinist duo Mysuru Manjunath and Mysuru Nagaraj will perform an exclusive raga. They will render ‘Yaduveera Manohar’ raga for the first time at the Durbar Hall on Monday night.
Speaking to City Today, Manjunath said: “It is a rarest occasion and a historical event. “We decided to make it special by inventing ‘Yaduveera Manohari’” he said.
They will also perform various compositions along with the special raga accomplished by double Mridangam and double Khanjira at an elevated area that replicates the one used during the concerts in the durbar of Late Jayachamaraja Wodeyar.