On JuKrishnadattane 27, the Mysore Palace is set to play host to the grand wedding of the Maharaja of Mysore Yaduveer Chamaraja Wadiyar with Rajasthani royal Trishika Kumari Singh, of the Dungarpur family.
The elaborate pre-marriage rituals commenced on June 24. The groom took a ‘yenne snana’ or oil bath early on Saturday morning , followed by a ‘pada puja’ of Parakala Mutt’s Abhinava Vagheesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Swamy, who is the family’s rajguru. As per established custom, the rituals began in the Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace) in the presence of Pramoda Devi, the Queen mother and other family elders.
On Sunday morning, Yadeveer shall perform a vara puja with Trishika. This puja will mark her introduction to the Wadiyar family, and she will be decked up as a bride. Prior to entering the Palace, however, Trishika’s family will have already performed a set of other rituals- a ganapathi homa, a nandi puja and a chaparadatar puja.
The marriage itself is set to take place on June 27 at the kalyana mandapa of the Amba Vilas Palace at the karkataka lagna and savitra mahurat time between 9.05 am and 9.35 am. The ceremony will be provided accompaniment by the classical violinist Mysore Brothers Nagaraj and Manjunath.
After the wedding, from 7:30 to 8:30 in the night, the couple is expected to greet extended family in the Palace’s Durbar Hall, sitting on an ornamented swing.
The guest list for the wedding is impressive, with royals from Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in attendance. Also invited are Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, AICC Chief Sonia Gandhi, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, and ambassadors from Switzerland, Germany, France and the United States (US ).
While owing to security constraints, only 550 persons will be present for the wedding, over 2,000 guests are expected for the receptions. The first reception will be hosted at Mysore Palace on June 28, while a second one will be held at the Bangalore Palace on July 2.