Mysuru: In western countries the cemetery of royal families that once ruled the subjects have been turned into a tourist attractions. The same model may be replicated in Mysuru, with Wadiyars the erstwhile royal family of Mysuru planning to launch a similar initiative.
Madhuvana the khasa brindavan of Wadiyars on Mysuru- Nanjangud road, where the mortal remains of the kings and their family members are cremated is being cleaned for the purpose. On Tuesday, the workers were seen removing the weeds and shrubs that had occupied the vacant land in and around the cremation sites that have been covered with artistically built memorials with deft carvings and Gopuras ( tower).
From the mortal remains of most of the 25 Wadiyar kings who ruled Yadu dynasty like- Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar and the 25th and last king Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar till the recent Wadiyar scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who passed away in December 2013, the mortal remains of most of the rulers in the past have been cremated here.
Pramoda Devi Wadiyar who has taken up various projects under SDNR Wadiyar Trust founded in the name of her late husband Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, to restore heritage sites still in royals custody has taken up the task of sprucing up the private graveyard too.
It may be opened for the general public too in the coming days. However nothing is confirmed till an official communique is issued from the palace.
– Team Mysoorunews