Posts Tagged ‘Mysore Royal Family’

For whom does the bell toll at the Bannimantapa?

28 September 2009


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