Mysuru, June 27: Mysuru Palace was all decked up for the royal wedding this morning. The titular head of the Woodeyar dynasty Yaduveer Chamraja Krishnadatta Wodeyar tied the nuptial knot with Trishika Kumari Singh from the erstwhile Dungarpur dynasty of Rajasthan.
M Lakshminarayana, Secretary to the Mysore palace said, ""Maharani Pramoda Devi, who is Yaduveer's mother, was very particular that the wedding ceremonies took place according to the wedding customs, so we were happy to see our traditions being followed step-by-step. Every puja was in accordance with the scriptures and the tradition of the Mysore royal family. Even the wedding dress worn by Yaduveer has been specially designed by Her Highness Pramoda Devi."
Yaduveer was coronated as the 27th Titular head of the Mysuru Wodeyar family last year in May in a grand coronation. According to the popular legend, no king can have a son born to him who could succeed to the throne. After the death of the Srikanta Datta Narasimha Raja Wodeyar, Yaduveer was adopted by the royal family. In a special ceremony on February 23, 2015, he was adopted and on February 28th last year, he was coronated as the king.
Yaduveer is the grandson of princess Gayathri Devi, who is the eldest sister of Srikantadatta and the eldest daughter of Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar. Trishika was engaged to Yaduveer last June. She belongs to the Royal family of Dungarpur and is the second daughter of Maharaj Kumar Harshavardhan Singh and Rajkumari Maheshri Kumari.
The marriage was solemnised at the special marriage hall of the palace at an auspicious time alled the 'karkataka lagna' and 'savitra' muhurtha. The time of the wedding was 9:05 am. The four-day custom included a special puja before the bride entered the palace, followed by South Indian customs such as 'pada puja' and kashi yatra before the main wedding ceremony.
A special wedding reception will be held for all the invited guests on June 28. On June 29, the royal couple will step out and meet and greet the people of Mysuru. The Royal Palace of Wodeyar in Bengaluru will host a reception on July 2.