The Golden Throne All Set for Display in Mysore for Dasara

Traditional Dasara celebrations in Mysore Palace

The major attraction of Mysore Dasara festival, the golden throne was kept out from the strongroom of the Mysore Palace on Sunday and readied for Dasara festivities. This iconic piece of priceless heritage will be used by Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar of the earlier royal family for organizing the Khas Durbar or the private durbar.

Dasara festivities

For Mysore visitors, it’s the only opportunity of witnessing the glimpse of this royal throne as it will be again dismantled and kept in the strongroom of the Palace after the festivities of Dasara. The golden throne features a main seat, a beautiful umbrella and a series of steps leading to the royal throne. All these parts were assembled along with spiritual rituals and supervised by a group of priests on Sunday. Following this, a curtain was drawn to cover the golden throne. The throne will be kept for public display from October 5 to 13.

Traditional Dasara celebrations in Mysore Palace

Though the throne is a major part of Mysore Dasara, it is surrounded by mysteries. It is believed that it was gifted by the Mughals, a legend associated it with the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. As per to the legend, the throne was buried in Penugonda, which is now in Andhra Pradesh and was retrieved back by the Harihara-I, know to be one of the founders of Vijayanagara Empire after following the instructions of sage Vidyaranya.

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