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Mysuru Royal Wedding, Boston-Educated Prince Marries Rajasthani Princess

Mysuru’s iconic Amba Vilas Palace hosted a royal wedding today after nearly 40 years as the Wodeyar dynasty’s titular king Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja married princess Trishika Kumari Singh from Rajasthan.

 




 

Boston-educated Yaduveer, 24, and married 22-year-oldTrishika Kumari in the Durbar Hall of the palace.

Trishika is the daughter of Harshvardhan Singh andMaheshri Kumari of the Dungarpur royal family in Rajasthan.

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Wearing the royal crown and a cream bandhgala, Yaduveer exchanged jasmine garlands with his bride, resplendent in red and gold. The couple poured rice over each other and walked the traditional seven rounds around the holy fire to complete the wedding rituals.

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Earlier, Yaduveer paid respect to ‘Rajaguru’ Bramhatantra Parakala mutt seer Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Swami.

Pramoda Devi Wodeyar, the widow of the last Wodeyar Srikantadatta Narasimharaja,formally adopted Yaduveer in February last year as the couple had no children. Yaduveerwas crowned the titular king in May.

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He is the grandson of Princess Gayatri Devi, the eldest daughter of the last Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar.

An arts graduate from the Massachusetts University in Boston, Yaduveer was engaged to Trishika after his graduation last year.

A number of receptions have been organized for about 50 royal families from across thecountry, relatives, politicians and other VIPs.

About 2,000 special invitees from the state and across the country have been invited for agrand event on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the royal couple will appear before the public in a decorated motorcadewithin the palace grounds.

 

The majestic palace in the heart of Mysuru, Karnataka’s cultural and historic capital 150 km from Bengaluru, has been decorated and illuminated for the wedding.

The invitees include top politicians, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his Cabinetcolleagues, diplomats from consulates of several countries, erstwhile royal families fromacross the country.

The Wodeyar dynasty ruled the Kingdom of Mysuru from 1399 to 1947. The last king,Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, ruled from 1940 until Independence in 1947.





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