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Mysuru decked out for coronation of new king

Wed, May 27, 2015, 05:10 PM
Mysuru (Karnataka), May 27, 2015: Mysuru, the cultural capital of Karnataka known the world over as the 'city of palaces', is decked out to welcome its new king, with elaborate preparations in place for the coronation of the erstwhile royal family's scion Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodiyar on Thursday as the 27th titular head.

For the coronation of the new king - whose forefathers ruled the erstwhile Mysuru kingdom from 1399 till 1950 - at the imposing Amba Vilas palace here, about 150 km from Bengaluru, the palace would be out of bounds for visitors from Wednesday to Friday due to security reasons.

"Preparations are underway for the crowning of the 22-year-old new prince (Yaduveer) on Thursday at the auspicious time (9:25-10:38 a.m.) in the Durbar Hall of the royal palace in the presence of his parents, relatives, special invitees and queen Pramoda Devi, who adopted him on February 23, 2015," a palace representative told IANS here.

"As per the royal family tradition, Yaduveer visited the temple of Hindu god Ganesha in the palace compound and performed rituals amid the chanting of vedic hymns around a sacred fire (homa) in the palace, where his parents, queen Promada Devi and other kin were present," the official said.

About 40 priests will conduct the coronation ceremony at the makeshift 'akalyana mantap' in the Durbar Hall. Special prayers and worshipping of Hi
Agency: IANS

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