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Countdown To The Royal Wedding Begins

The royal wedding of  Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the adopted son of Pramoda Devi, and Trishika Kumari Singh, daughter of Harshawardhan Singh and Maheshree Kumari from the Dungarpur royal family, Rajasthan, is set to take place at the Kalyan Mantap at theMysuru Palace on June 27. This will be the first wedding in 40 years, with the last one being that of the late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar’s nuptials to Pramoda Devi in 1976. The wedding, say sources, will be an intimate affair, with only family members, relatives and select guests in attendance. However, huge LED screens will be errected in front of the Palace for the general public to witness the nuptials. Though Yaduveer has said that the ceremony will be a simple affair, it is expected to be a grand event spanning three days.

Countdown To The Royal Wedding Begins

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja, will tie the knot with his fiancee Trishika Kumari Singh, from Rajasthan’s Dungarpur.

The royal family has requested the Palace Board to restrict tourist movement in the premises between June 24 and June 29. After the wedding, a reception will be held at the Durbar on June 28. Invites to the wedding have already been distributed, with guests expected to follow a dress code. While men have to wear white or black blazers and sport Mysuru pettas, women are to wear saris.

 As part of the wedding preparations, Yaduveer and Pramoda Devi recently visited temples in Melkote. The lagnakattu ceremony was held in April in the presence of both members.

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This wedding season, there will be a repeat of the pomp and grandeur at Mysuru Palace when the Mysuru royal family appointed Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar as head of the Wadiyar dynasty.

Weeks ahead of the wedding of the scion of the royal family, the senior members of the family have scanned the documents, photographs and other material available at the residential palace and finalized the rituals to be followed, when Yaduveer marries Trishikha Kumari.

Like the last time when the octagonal, glass-topped Kalyan Mantap hosted his pattabisheka, the ornate marriage pavilion inside the palace will play host to the wedding on June 27. Significantly, it was 24 years ago that the royal family solemnized the wedding of a family member here.

Trishikha is the second daughter of Maharaja Harshwardan Singh and Maharani Maheshree Kumari of the Dungapur family in Rajasthan. Like Yaduveer, she graduated from a Bengaluru college.

Sources told TOI the family finalized the rituals going by past records, when the maharajas and royal family members had married both inside and outside the palace. Some of the rituals, like presenting the newly married couple to the public at the Durbar Hall will be followed, they added.

After Yaduveer’s pattabisheka, he first appeared at the epic balcony attached to the palace and sat on a silver throne.

The family has scheduled the ritual called ‘Urutane on Uyyale’, which is basically to familiarize the newly married couple to each other, at the Durbar Hall between 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm.

While the wedding will be held in the morning, the ritual will be held in the evening when the palace will be illuminated in celebration. When late maharaja Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar had married Pramoda Devi, the ritual was conducted at the same spot, a senior member of the Urs community recalled.

 Various pujas will set off the wedding celebrations at the residential palace from June 24, which will continue till June 29.
Rituals form an important part of the wedding celebrations of the royal family and are religiously performed, he stated, pointing at the various rituals followed during the Dasara celebrations by the maharaja.
The public reception is planned to be hosted on June 28.