Mysuru: Scion of erstwhile royal family of Mysuru, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar offered pooja as part of Ayudha Pooja at Savari Thotti in Mysuru Palace premises on Tuesday October 4.
The caparisoned royal elephants, horses, war weapons, chariot, palanquin and several other articles of the royal family with antique value were all worshipped at the palace under the supervision of priests. Tuesday is the ninth day of Navarathri celebrated at Mysore Palace.
Prior to this, pooja was performed to good old weapons at Kannadi Thotti. While pooja was performed to royal elephant, horse, axe, cow and a fleet of swanky cars of Wodeyars at Savari Thotti.
The ceremony concluded with the rendition of Kayo Sri Gowri, Karuna Lahari, the state anthem of Wodeyars. Yaduveer dressed in royal robes performed the rituals, under the watchful eyes of his mother Pramoda Devi Wodeyar who was witnessing the ceremony from the window on the first floor.
The rituals that date back to several decades are still practiced in toto by the Wodeyars even after the princely rule ceases to exist.The hour-long ceremony gives a peek into the regal ceremony that was full of pomp and gaiety during the princely rule.