MYSURU: Preparations are on full swing at Mysuru Palace for the royal wedding of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamraja Wadiyar with Trishika Kumari on Monday.
The rituals are to begin in the wee hours of Saturday with padapuja to Parakala mutt’s Sri Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swamiji.
Trishika Kumari, her parents Harshwardhan Singh and Maheshree Kumari of Dungarpur royal family in Rajasthan, and other relatives have arrived in the city. They will visit Mysuru Palace for the wedding after Nandi Puja and Chaparadatar Puja followed by Ganapathi homa.
The Mysuru royal family has completed seating arrangements in the kalyan mantap where a wedding will be held after a gap of 40 years, at Karkataka lagnam between 9.05 am and 9.35 am.
Since there is limited space, the royal family will accommodate VVIPs and close relatives for the wedding and extended invitation for the reception at Durbar Hall on June 28.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Mysuru District Minister H C Mahadevappa, Ministers G Parameshwara and K J George, former Minister M H Ambareesh and V Srinivasa Prasad and others are likely to grace the wedding.
Anticipating rain, the royal family has erected a waterproof pandal. The Mysore Palace which is illuminated on Sundays, Navarathri and national festivals will be illuminated for the wedding also.
The closure of Mysuru Palace for six days would hit the tourists visiting the city during the weekend. The Mysore Palace is a popular tourist spot and this has recorded the highest footfalls followed by Chamundi hill, Zoo and Brindavan Gardens.
However, the general public will be allowed to witness the procession of the newly-wed couple inside the palace. Security has been beefed up in and around the palace.
Yaduveer’s mother Pramoda Devi Wadiyar said they have sought the co-operation and permission of the police department to hold a procession and also put up huge screens outside the palace to facilitate the general public to witness the royal wedding.
She said the government has extended all co-operation for the wedding.