Chamaraja Wodeyar

Chamaraja Wodeyar

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Chamaraja Wadiyar X(Wodeyar) (1863–94) was the ruling Maharaja of Mysore between 1881 and 1894.

Adoption and accession

Chamaraja was born at the old palace in Mysore on February 22, 1863, as the third son of Sardar Chikka Krishnaraj Urs, of the Bettada-Kote branch of the ruling clan. His father died about a week before Chamaraja's birth. His mother, Rajkumari Sri Puta Ammani Avaru, was the eldest daughter of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, the then Maharaja of Mysore. Following the failure of heirs male, Krishnaraja Wadiyar decided to adopt as heir his grandson, Chamaraja. This was done on June 18, 1865 and was recognized by the British government of India on 16 April 1867.

Krishnaraja Wadiyar III died on 27 March 1868, and Chamaraja Wadiyar ascended the throne at the royal palace, Mysore, on September 23, 1868. However, since 1831, the kingdom of Mysore had been under the direct administration of the British Raj, who had deposed...
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