Mysuru | The much awaited private coronation of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the scion of Wadiyar family of erstwhile Mysore Rulers will be held on May 28.
Princess Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, wife of late Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, had adopted Yaduveer to succeed the royal family after the last scion’s death and the coronation will take place at a colourul ceremony at the imposing Mysore Palace.
According to sources, the coronation ceremony will be a two-day event that begins from May 27. The ceremony includes various rituals and pujas after which Yaduveer will be handed over the Royal Sword and Royal Seal.
Meanwhile, preparations for the event have already begun at the Palace with the erection of pandals. Meanwhile the Royal Family had written a letter to the Palace Board requesting to ban entry of tourists and general public to the Palace on May 27 and 28, for which the Board is said to have agreed.
Princess Pramoda Devi has also instructed the Palace authorities to make arrangements for serving food for around 5,000 invitees who will be visiting Palace to witness the coronation. Both Yaduveer and Princess Pramoda Devi left for Bengaluru this morning to finalise the invitation.
The Princess adopted Yaduveer Gopalraj Urs from his biological parents Tripurasundari Devi and Swarup Anand Gopal Raj Urs at a grand adoption ceremony held at Mysore Palace on Feb.23. He was later renamed as Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and also named as the next heir to Mysore Wadiyar Dynasty.
After the adoption ceremony, Yaduveer retuned to Boston to complete his studies and came to India on May 12. Yaduveer arrived in Mysuru on May 15 and has been staying at the Palace residence since. With his coronation scheduled for May 28, Yadveer will be taking over the reins of Wadiyar Dynasty and also lead this years Dasara celebrations at the Mysore Palace.
During last years Dasara the private durbar was held with the Pattada Katti (Royal Sword) being kept on the Golden Throne during the 10-day festival owing to the demise of Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar on December 10, 2013.
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