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Yaduveer Raj Urs adopted as heir to Wadiyar dynasty

Feb 24, 2015 15:15 IST

Mysuru’s erstwhile royal family on 23 February 2015 formally adopted Yaduveer Gopal Raj Urs as the heir to the Wadiyar dynasty. Yaduveer is a grandson of Princess Gayathri Devi, the eldest daughter of last Maharaja of Mysuru Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar.

In the hour-long adoption ceremony, twenty two-year-old Yaduveer was rechristened as Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar. He is son of Tripura Sundara Devi and Swarup Anand Gopal Raj Urs.

He will ascend the throne after coronation by October 2015. He will succeed Srikanatadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar who died in Bengaluru on 10 December 2013, at the age of 60. Srikantadatta and Pramoda Devi had no children and thus Yaduveer was adopted to be a new scion.

At present, Yaduveer is pursuing his BA at Boston in United States.

Wadiyar dynasty
The Wadiyar dynasty was an Indian Hindu dynasty that ruled the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar XI (1940 - 1947) was the last ruler of the Kingdom before the kingdom was incorporated into the authority of India.

The kingdom was incorporated into the authority of India after its independence from British rule.

The dynasty was established in 1399 by Yaduraya Wodeyar, who ruled Mysore under the Vijayanagara Empire until 1423. After Yaduraya, the Mysore kingdom was succeeded by the Wadiyar rulers. The Wadiyars of Vijaya's dynasty belong to the ArasuWadiyar community of Karnataka, which includes many of the noble clans of the region.

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