Posts Tagged ‘Mysore Royal Family’

For whom does the bell toll at the Bannimantapa?

28 September 2009

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Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the scion of the erstwhile royal family of Mysore, performs banni pooja on Vijayadashami at the culmination of the nine-day Dasara festival in Mysore on Monday.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

Uneasy lies the hand that handles prince’s crown

12 September 2008

With Dasara just a few days away, the traditional pethas to be worn by the scion of the erstwhile royal family, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, during the ten-day festival are readied at the main Amba Vilas palace in Mysore. Here, Paramesh, a haberdasher whose family has handled the the onerous duties for decades, goes about

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News


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