When it’s Dushera time, my heart definitely goes back to the spectacular celebrations of Mysuru Dasara.Seeking the blessing of Chamundeshwari devi and being a part of the Dasara celebrations there, is something everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime.
But there was something more this year, Mysore has witnessed a royal wedding after 40 long years and I would say the wedding is nothing less than a rule book for all the Indian Weddings.All thanks to the Boston graduate king who had a deep Insight.
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar , present titular Maharaja of mysore, tied a knot with Her Highness Trishika Kumari Singh, from Dungarpur Royal family, Rajasthan on June 27th 2016 .The wedding was a scintillating affair, but it was beautifully modest in its own terms.
The king who inherited a property worth 1,50,000 crores ,had always insisted that he wanted his wedding to be simple and that’s exactly how the wedding was held.
The wedding card was a golden colour paper card pinched with turmeric on all sides . This image is the picture of the card which had been presented to the varahaswamy temple present in the Amba vilas Palace premises.Reminds us of the retro formal wedding cards. Isn’t it?
When it came to the decor , the palace was only illuminated in the night for three days(usually its illuminated on weekend and public holidays). Apart from that , it was decorated with locally available coconut leaves, Banana stems and Marigold flowers.This picture is of the palace on the wedding day.
For her pre-wedding ceremonies, smt. Trishika devi was spotted in a peach colour ancestral lehenga with heritage jewellery, which was handed down by her family.While few fashion reviews gave a thumbs down for this , we would personally give a huge shout out to her, for her will to chose her heritage lehenga.
For the wedding she was spotted in a orange and pink shaded kanchivaram. Her pallu was crossed over her shoulder and was secured with a gold pin.All her jewellery was at least a century old , preserved by the wadeyar’s for the queen to arrive.
The wedding ceremony was held in the octagonal shaped, kalyana mandapam of Amba vilas palace. The wedding decor was beautiful , yet elementary with just Mysore mallige and other locally available flowers.As you can see only a part of the mandap was decorated just as per need.
Though royal wedding was a much awaited event, there were only 200 members who were invited to the wedding ceremony making it an intimate affair.A little over 30 dishes were prepared for the lunch that followed .
The reception was of course at total grandeur . With officials from allover the country, the reception was attended by 2000 people including the CM of Karnataka and other politicians.The reception feast was catered by about 200 cooks, serving the best of all the delicacies in all Indian cuisines with over 70 varieties.
I personally was so overwhelmed when I came to know about the wedding and I can’t help but appreciate His Highness Yaduveer Wadeyar for his thought of having a modest wedding, which meant less food wastage, Eco-friendly decor and having a utterly traditional wedding ceremony which would stand for all the generations to come.
On that note, We wish the royal couple a lifelong happiness and prosperity .Stay happy! Stay blessed!!