23-year-old US-educated Yaduveer crowned Maharaja of Mysuru [ Current Affairs ]
US-educated Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar who is a 23-year-old economics graduate from the University of Massachusetts and he adopted son of Pramoda Devi Wodeyar, is crowned as the titular head of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family. The ceremony took place at Kalyana Mantap in Amba Vilas Palace in Mysuru at an auspicious hour this morning amid Vedic chants and slogans hailing the Mysuru royalty.
- Yaduveer become the 27th King of Wodeyar dynast. He will have to wait until Dasara to ascend the golden throne, when he will preside over the ‘khasa (private) durbar’, which is reminiscent of the bygone era.
- Pramoda Devi Wodeyar who is widow of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty, formally adopted Yaduveer Gopal Raj Urs in February.
- Yaduveer was rechristened as Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar. He was born in 1993 and he was the only son of the last ruling Maharaja of Mysore.
- Published on: June 1, 2015