Y’day We have presented the Very Rare & Vintage collection of Photos of “City of Palaces” Mysore , Today we are presenting 2nd installment of it.
Mysore officially renamed as Mysuru, is the third largest city of India in terms of population in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of the state capital Bangalore
The Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty, except for a brief period in the late 18th century when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were in power. Patrons of art and culture, the Wodeyars contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city. The cultural ambience and achievements of Mysore earned it the sobriquet Cultural capital of South Karnataka. Mysore is noted for its palaces, including the Mysore Palace, and for the festivities that take place during the Dasara festival when the city receives a large number of tourists.
Rare & Old Photo’s of Mysore – Part II
1# Chamundi Hills in 1856.
2# Group of Girls of a Music School – Mysore, c1890’s
3# India antique photo of maharaja Mysore & Lokendra singh
4# Lower Residency Gate, Mysore, an albumen photo, c.1880’s
5# The Camp – Woolagiri Mines. 1895
6# The Fort at Mysore, an albumen photo, c.1890’s
7# The Maharaja of Mysore C1903
8# View of Mysore from the Jagan Mohan Palace – c1890’s
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9# Staff at the Superintendents Bungalow – Mysore Mines 1894-5
10# 1928 Kadu Kuruba Boy Western Ghats at Mysore, India
11# The state Durbar Elephant, with attendants of His Highness the Maharaja of Mysore
12# The Maharaja of Mysore – Late 19th Century Photograph
13# Mural Paintings on Palace Wall, Old Palace, Mysore, a photo by Nicholson & Son, Madras, c.1880’s
14# Snake Charmers handling the Deadly Hooded Cobra – Delhi, India – 1903
15# Kadu Tribesman in front of a Hut near Mysore, Karnataka – India 1928
The site where Mysore Palace now stands was occupied by a village named Puragere at the beginning of the 16th century. The Mahishuru Fort was constructed in 1524 by Chamaraja Wodeyar III (1513–1553), who passed on the dominion of Puragere to his son Chamaraja Wodeyar IV (1572–1576). Since the 16th century, the name of Mahishuru has commonly been used to denote the city.The Mysore Kingdom, governed by the Wodeyar family, initially served as a vassal state of the Vijayanagara Empire. With the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire after the Battle of Talikota in 1565, the Mysore Kingdom gradually achieved independence,and by the time of King Narasaraja Wodeyar (1637) it had become a sovereign state. Seringapatam (modern-day Srirangapatna), near Mysore, was the capital of the kingdom from 1610. The 17th century saw a steady expansion of its territory and, under Narasaraja Wodeyar I and Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, the kingdom annexed large expanses of what is now southern Karnataka and parts of Tamil Nadu, to become a powerful state in the southern Deccan.
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