Mysuru: Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, one of the most celebrated rulers of Yadu dynasty came alive in the city on Tuesday. He was the 24th ruler of princely Mysuru state and is the ‘architect of modern Mysuru’.
Various organisations and the district administration had organised programmes to celebrate 135th birth anniversary of Nalwadi, who was described as ‘Rajarshi’ by Mahatma Gandhi.
A life-size portrait of the erstwhile ruler was taken out on a fabricated four- wheeler with the silver made replicas of horses in the front. It was decorated with flowers of types and the procession was taken out from the premises of Sri Lakshmi Ramana Swamy temple in the palace precincts.
Artistes holding Nandi dhwaja and performing veerabhadra kunita gave a cultural touch to the occasion.
Ministers G T Devegowda and Sa Ra Mahesh, MP Prathap Simha, MLA S A Ramdas, Mayor Pushpalatha Jagannath, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, MCC Commissioner Shilpa Nag were present.
Members of Arasu Mandali also took out a procession of the portrait of Nalwadi from their office on fifth cross Thyagaraja road in the city.
MLA S A Ramdas launched the procession by offering floral tributes to the portrait mounted on a vehicle.
Similarly the life-size statue of the late Maharaja at K R Circle was also offered floral tributes to mark the birth anniversary.
- Team Mysoorunews