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Private Navaratri! Royal scion Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar takes out victory march in Mysuru Palace

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Mysuru: Scion of erstwhile royal family of Mysuru Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar took out Vijayayatre (Victory march) on account of Vijayadashami at Palace premises on Friday.

 

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar performs puja to banni tree

Yaduveer along with entourage of priests, royal elephant, cow, horse and camel and nadaswara artistes went in a procession to Bhuvaneshwari Temple within the Palace precincts.

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar salutes during Vijayayatre

Vijayayatre is also called Bijayayatre that marks the private Navaratri rituals that is in practice in the erstwhile royal family.

As is the tradition still in practice, Wadiyar carries royal sword and performs Banni puja to Shami Vruksha (tree) and symbolically distributes Shami leaves believed as sacred, to family and friends.

Elephants being taken out in procession as part of Vijayayatre

It is a treat to watch the titular king in royal robes and bejewelled headgear that makes for a sartorial elegance.

– Team Mysoorunews

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