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The Wodeyar Dynasty

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1617 - 1637 Maha-Mandalaswara Birud-antembara-ganda Srimad Rajadhiraja Raja Paramaswara Apratima-vira Kathariya-salva Vairi-gaja-ganda-bherunda Raja Shri Bettada Chamaraja Wodeyar V, Raja of Mysore. b. 21st April 1603, only surviving son of Yuvaraja Sri Narasaraja Wodeyar, by his first wife, Soubhagyavati Yuvarani Sri Honnamamba alias Honnaja Ammani Avaru, educ. privately. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Yuvaraja on the death of his father, 1610. Succeeded on the death of his grandfather, 20th June 1617. Installed on the gadi 3rd July 1617. Reigned under the Regency of Delavoi Bettada Urs, until he assumed full ruling powers, 1622. Conquered the principality of Channapattana after several wars in 1631. m. (first) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Muddaja Ammani Avaru, of Yelandur. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Deviramma alias Devija Ammani Avaru, of Bilugali. m. (third) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Siddhaja Ammani Avaru, of Mugur. m. (fourth) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Channa Ammani Avaru, of Muden Kote. m. (fifth) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Doddaja Ammani Avaru, of Sindovalli. He d. 2nd May 1637 (when all his surviving Ranis committed sati) (succ. by his uncle), having had issue, one son:
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1637 - 1638 Maha-Mandalaswara Birudantembara Ganda Raja Shri Immadi Raja Wodeyar I, Raja of Mysore. b. 26th May 1612, fourth son of Maha-Mandalaswara Birud-antembara-ganda Raja Mahipati Rajadhiraja Shri Raja Wodeyar I, Raja of Mysore, by his fourth wife, Soubhagyavati Rani Thimmaja Ammani Avaru, educ. privately. Appointed as successor by his nephew, 28th April 1637. Succeeded on his death, 2nd May 1637. Installed on the gadi at Mysore, 14th May 1637. m. (first) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Venkataja Ammani Avaru, of Heggaddevankote. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Nanja Ammani Avaru, of Maddur. He d.s.p.m. (poisoned on the orders of the Delavoi Vikramaraya), 8th October1638 (when his two Ranis committed sati).
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1638 - 1659 Maha-Mandalaswara Birudantembara Ganda Karnataka-Charawara Andhra-bala-sangha-karikula Aryandhra-nripa-garva-parvata-kulisayudha Tirumala-Nayaka-chaturangabala-vallari-lavitra Parabala-meghanila Ripuraya-nikara-sarabha-bherunda Samastorvisa-makuta-manigana-ranjita-pada-padma Sanagara-vijaya-vadhutisa Kote-kolahala Raja Shri Randhir Kanthirava Narasaraja Wodeyar I, Raja of Mysore. b. 2nd May 1615, second son of Rajkumar Sri Bettada Chamaraja Wodeyar, by his fifth wife, Soubhagyavati Sri Guruvamba alias Guruvaja Ammani Avaru, of Hura. Adopted by the widow of Raja Raja Wodeyar I. Ascended the gadi, 22nd November 1638. Faced almost continuous warefare throughout his reign, due to the Adil Shahi invasions from Bijapur. The first of his line to establish his own mint and to celebrate the feast of Dessara with high splendour and pomp. m. (first) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Aya Ammani Avaru, daughter of Huchcha-Timmarajaiya of Biluguli. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Lakshmi Ammani Avaru, daughter of Dasarajaiya of Kalale. m. (third) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Chennaja Ammani Avaru or Timmajammani, of Norgolli. m. (fourth) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Dodda Nanja Ammani Avaru, of Ari Kotara. m. (fifth) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Muddaja Ammani Avaru, of Ari Kotara. m. (sixth) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Nanja Ammani Avaru, of Yelandur. m. (seventh) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Gauraja Ammani Avaru, of Bagli. m. (eighth) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Viraja Ammani Avaru, of Katti. m. (ninth) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Sommaja Ammani Avaru, of Tippur. m. (tenth) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Viraja Ammani Avaru, of Mulgud. He d. 31st July 1659 (his surviving Ranis committing sati), having had issue, one son:
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1659 - 1673 Mahamandaleswara Srimad Rajadhiraja Paramaswara Sri Virapratapa, Birud-antemdara-ganda, Dharani-Varaha, Nana-varana-makuta-mandalikara-ganda, Muru-manneya-ganda, Para-raya-bhayankara, Hindu-raya-Suratrana, Chatussamudra-paryanta-bhumandaladhisvara Raja Shri Dodda Kempadevaraja [Doddadevaiya Urs] Wodeyar, Raja of Mysore. b. 25th May 1627, fourth son of Rajkumar Sri Gundhu Muppina Devarajendra Wodeyar, by his second wife, Soubhagyavati Sri Kiriyamma alias Kempamamba Ammani Avaru, educ. privately. Imprisoned with his father at Hengul Fort 1638. Adopted and Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Yuvaraja 28th July 1659. Succeeded on the death of his cousin, 31st July 1659. Installed on the gadi at Mysore, 19th August 1659. Conquered Kandahal and Bellavatta in 1659 and Amritur and Jinnagar in 1660. Acquired Hassan and Sakkarepattana and forced Ikkeri to become a tributary in 1663. Thereafter threw-off his alliegience to Vijayanagar and established an independent kingdom. Adopted the titles of Rajadhiraja Paramaswara Sri Virapratapa, Dharani Varaha, Nanamakuta Mandalikara Ganda, Muru Manneya Ganda, Pararaya Bhayankara, and Hindu Raya Suratrana. m. (first) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Muddaja Ammani Avaru, daughter of Channarajaiya of Arikuthara. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Devaja Ammani Avaru, daughter of Lingarajaiya, of Ammachavadi. He d.s.p. at the Palace of Chikkanayakanahalli, 11th February 1673:
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1673 - 1704 Rajadhiraja Paramaswara Sri Virapratapa, Birud-antemdara-ganda, Dharani Varaha, Nanamakuta Mandalikara Ganda, Muru-manneya-ganda, Para-raya-bhayankara, Hindu-raya-suratrana, Apratima-vira, Raja Jagadev, Maharaja Sri Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore. b. 22nd September 1645, eldest son of Antembara-ganda Doddadevaraja Wodeyar, sometime Governor of Mysore, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Amritamba alias Amrit Ammani Avaru, educ. privately. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Yuvaraja by his uncle. Succeeded on his death, 11th February 1673. Installed on the gadi at Mysore, 28th February 1673. Defeated several Mahratta invasions and assumed the title of Apratima Vira. Conqured Maddagiri and Hosur. Purchased Bangalore from the Bhonsle Raja of Tanjore, for three lacs of rupees, 10th July 1687 (hoisted his flag there, 29th July 1687). Granted the title of Raja Jagadev and recognised as ruler of the Carnatic by Emperor Aurangzeb, 1700. m. (first) 21st February 1662, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devamba alias Devajaya Ammani Avaru, daughter of Lingarajaiya of Yelandur. m. (second) 21st February 1662, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devira Ammani Avaru, daughter of Kumaraiya Urs, of Kalale, Delavoi. m. (third) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Kempa Ammani Avaru, daughter of Somarajaiya of Mugur, Huzur Officer. m. (fourth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Chikka-Mudda Ammani Avaru, daughter of Chamarajaiya of Yelandur. m. (fifth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Dodda-Depa Ammani Avaru, another daughter of Kumaraiya Urs, of Kalale, Delavoi. m. (sixth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Dodda-Mudda Ammani Avaru, daughter of Devaiya Urs, of Kalale. m. (seventh) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Kempananja Ammani Avaru, daughter of Virajaiya of Hulhalli. m. (eighth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Gura Ammani Avaru, another daughter of Virajaiya of Hulhalli. m. (ninth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devira Ammani Avaru, daughter of Basavarajaiya, of Hulhalli. m. (tenth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Kantaja Ammani Avaru, daughter of Krishnaiya of Kotagala. He d. 16th November 1704, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
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1704 - 1714 Maharaja Shri Kanthirava Narasaraja Wodeyar II, Maharaja of Mysore. b. 27th December 1672, only son of Rajadhiraja Paramaswara Sri Virapratapa, Birud-antemdara-ganda, Dharani Varaha, Nanamakuta Mandalikara Ganda, Muru-manneya-ganda, Para-raya-bhayankara, Hindu-raya-suratrana, Apratima-vira, Raja Jagadev, Maharaja Sri Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore. b. 22nd September 1645, eldest son of Antembara-ganda Doddadevaraja, by his first wife, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devamba alias Devajaya Ammani Avaru. Succeeded on the death of his father, 16th November 1704. Installed on the gadi at Mysore 30th November 1704. Reigned under a series of Delavoi Regents from the Kalale family. Although deaf and dumb, he enjoyed a popular reign during which he managed to maintain and enhance the cultural traditions of his ancestors. m. (first) May 1693, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Chama Ammani Avaru, of Lingaraj Wodeyar, of Yelandur. m. (second) May 1693, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Chelvaja Ammani Avaru, daughter of Basavarajaiya Urs, of Kalale, Delavoi. He d. 18th February 1714, having had issue, an only surviving son:
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1714 - 1732 Maharaja Shri Dodda Krishnaraja Wodeyar I, Maharaja of Mysore. b. 18th March 1702, only surviving son of Maharaja Shri Kanthirava Narasaraja Wodeyar II, Maharaja of Mysore, by his second wife, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Chelvaja Ammani Avaru, educ. privately. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Krishna-Yuvaraja 30th November 1704. Succeeded on the death of his father, 18th February 1714. Installed on the gadi at Mysore, 3rd March 1714. m. (first) March 1716, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devaja Ammani [Devajamma] Avaru, the Mahishi Prathama, daughter of Chikke Urs, of Kalale. m. (second) November 1718, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Chelvaja Ammani Avaru I, Asta-Mahishiyaru, a lady from the Kalale family. m. (third) November 1718, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Kanle Ammani Avaru, Asta-Mahishiyaru, a lady from the Kalale family. m. (fourth) November 1718, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Chaluvamba Ammani Avaru, Asta-Mahishiyaru, daughter of Kanta Nripa Urs (Chikka-Kantaiya), of Kalale, sometime Dalavai. m. (fifth) November 1718, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Chelvaja Ammani Avaru II, Asta-Mahishiyaru, a lady from the Kalale family. m. (sixth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devira Ammani Avaru, Asta-Mahishiyaru, a lady from Nilsogai. m. (seventh) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Kempa Ammani Avaru, Asta-Mahishiyaru, a lady from Mugur. m. (eighth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Kanta Ammani Avaru, Asta-Mahishiyaru, a lady from of Kotagala. m. (ninth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Kempa Nanja Ammani Avaru, Asta-Mahishiyaru, a lady from Hulhalli. He d. 5th March 1732 (succ. by his adopted son), having had issue, an only son:
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1732 - 1734 Maharaja Shri Chamaraja Wodeyar VII Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore. b. 1704, as Chamaiya Hadidentu Tingal, son of Devaraj Urs of Ankanhalli, educ. privately. Adopted by Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devajamma alias Devaja Ammani Avaru, the Mahishi Prathama to the late Maharaja Shri Dodda Krishnaraja Wodeyar I, and ascended the gadi at Seringapatam under the title of Chamaraja Wodeyar VI, 19th March 1732. Deposed and imprisoned with his Rani for opposing the Delavois, 10th June 1734. m. three wives, the first before his accession and two others in May 1732, including (a) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devajamma Ammani Avaru, daughter of Nanjarajaiya, of Sulagere. m. (b) Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devajamma Ammani Avaru, a lady from Mugur. He d.s.p. in prison, at Kabaladurga, 1734.
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1734 - 1766 H.H. Maharaja Shri Immadi Chikka Krishnaraja Wodeyar II Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore. b. 1728, son of Chame Urs, of Chikkanahalli, educ. privately. Adopted by Maharani Devajammani under the title of Chikka Krishnaraja Wodeyar, 8th October 1731. Crowned at Mysore, 15th June 1735. Reigned under the control of Mahisura Delavoi Devarajaiya Urs, Delavoi 1724-1732 and 1733-1746. m. (first) at Seringapatam, 1746, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devaja Ammani Avaru (d. at Seringapatam, February 1760), daughter of Karachuri Nanjarajaiya Urs, of Kalale, sometime Delavoi and Sarvadhikari. m. (second) at Mysore, February 1760, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Putaja Ammani Avaru, a lady from the Biluguli family. m. (third) at Mysore, February 1760, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Lakshmi Ammani Devi Avaru (b. 1742; d. at Mysore, February 1810), Regent for her adopted grandson, 25th June 1799 - February 1810, eldest daughter of Sardar Kathi Gopalraj Urs, of the Bettada Kotte family, sometime Killedar of Trichnopoly. He d. at Seringapatam, 25th April 1766, having had issue three sons and four sons:
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1766 - 1770 H.H. Maharaja Shri Nanjaraja Dalavai Wodeyar Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore. b. 1748, eldest son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Immadi Chikka Krishnaraja Wodeyar II Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, by his first wife, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devaja Ammani Avaru, daughter of Karachuri Nanjarajaiya Urs, of Kalale, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1766. Installed, at the Royal Palace, Seringapatam, 6th May 1766. Reigned under the control of the Sarvadhikari, Hyder 'Ali. He d.s.p. at the Royal Palace, Seringapatam, 2nd August 1770 (poisoned by a cup of milk sent by Hyder 'Ali).
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1770 - 1776 H.H. Maharaja Shri Bettada Chamaraja Wodeyar VIII Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore. b. 27th August 1759, second son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Immadi Chikka Krishnaraja Wodeyar II Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, by his first wife, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Devaja Ammani Avaru, daughter of Karachuri Nanjarajaiya Urs, of Kalale, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his brother, 2nd August 1770. Installed on the gadi at the Royal Palace, Seringapatam, 16th August 1770. Reigned under the control of the Sarvadhikari, Hyder 'Ali. He was k.s.p. at the Royal Palace, Seringapatam, 16th September 1776 (strangled in his bath on the orders of Hyder 'Ali).
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1776 - 1786 H.H. Srimad Rajadhiraja Raja Paramisvara Raja Martanda Paraudha Pratapapatimavira Narapati Mahisura Simhasanarudharagiruva Maharaja Shri Khasa-Chamaraja Wodeyar IX Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore. b. 28th February 1774, as Chikka-Devaraj Urs, son of Sardar Devaraj Urs. of Arikuthara of the Karugahalli family, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Honnajamma, educ. privately. Adopted by Maharani Lakshammani Devi, surviving widow of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar II and ascended the gadi, at the Royal Palace, Seringapatam, 27th September 1776. Reigned under the control of the Sarvadhikaris, Hyder 'Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. Deposed in January 1786, when Tipu Sultan seized total power, established the new state of Khudadad, and assumed the title of Padshah. m. (first) Soubhagyavati Maharani Kempa Nanja Ammani Avaru, a lady from Mugur. m. (second) Soubhagyavati Maharani Kempa Devaja Ammani Avaru, a lady from Hamchwadi. m. (third) Soubhagyavati Maharani Chelvaja Ammani Avaru, a lady from Arapur. m. (fourth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Devira Ammani Avaru, a lady from Bichanhalli. m. (fifth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Nanja Ammani Avaru, a lady from Hulhalli. m. (sixth) Soubhagyavati Maharani Lakshmi Ammani Avaru, daughter of Sardar Gopal Raj Urs, of Tondawadi. m. (seventh) Soubhagyavati Maharani Kempa Nanja Ammani Avaru, a lady from Hulhalli. He d. (either from small-pox or was murdered by Tipu Sultan) at the Royal Palace, Seringapatam, 17th April 1796, having had issue, an only surviving son:
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1786 - 1799 Interregnum under Tipu Sultan. However, a lithic inscription from Arkalgud [No. 62 of 1811], does not recognise an interregnum, and places one Kanthirava Urs, or Kanthirava III, as the immediate successor of Maharaja Shri Khasa-Chamaraja Wodeyar IX in 1796].
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