MYSORE

The Wodeyar Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1799 - 1868 H.H. Sriman Rajadhiraja Raja Paramesvara Praudha-pratapa Apratima-vira Narapati Birud-antembara-ganda Maharaja Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar III Bahadur [Mummadi Krishnaraja], Maharaja of Mysore, GCSI (24.5.1867). b. at Arikuthara (now Chamarajanagar), 1794, as Nandarajbida Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, only surviving son of H.H. Sriman Maharajadhiraja Raja Paramaswara Raja Martanda Praudha-pratapa Apratima-vira Narapati Maharaja Sri Mummuadi Chamaraja Wodeyar IX Bahadur [Khasa-Chamaraja], Maharaja of Mysore, by his third wife, Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Cheluvamba Devi Ammanni Avaru, a lady from Arapur, educ. privately. Adopted by the senior wife of his father, Maharani Sri Kempa Nanjamba Devi (and thus frequently presumed to be her own son). Proclaimed at Mysore on the defeat of Tipu Sultan, 25th June 1799. Installed on the gadi, at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 30th June 1799 (being led to it by the Duke of Wellington on his right). Reigned under the Regency of his adopted grandmother, and later Dewan Purnaiya, of Yelandur, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 23rd December 1811. Forced to transfer the administration of the state to Commissioners, 19th October 1831. Author of “Sri Tattvanidhi” a monumental scholarly work which chronicles traditional Indian architecture, art, astrology, games music, iconography, pastimes and rituals. m. (first) at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 8th May 1801, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Sita Lakshmi Djavajamba Devi Ammanni Avaru, daughter of Sardar Gopalraj Urs, of Bettadakote, by his wife, a daughter of Lingaraj, of the Kottagala family, and his wife, Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Cham Ammanni Avaru, daughter of H.H. The Maharani Regent Sri Lakshmi Ammanni Devi Avaru. m. (second) at the Royal Palace, Mysore, before 19th July 1805, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Lakshmi Vilasa Sannidhana Sita Honna Devamba Devi Ammanni Avaru (b. ca. 1794), daughter of Sardar Devaraj Urs, of Bagli. m. (third) *H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Rama Vilasa Sannidhana Cheluvamba Devi Ammanni Avaru [Cheluvajammanni], daughter of Gopalaraj Urs, of Bettadakote. m. (fourth) H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Krishna Vilasa Sannidhana Lingajamamba Devi Ammanni Avaru [Lingajammani] (d. at Mysore Palace, before 1868), a relative ofAliya Lingaraj Urs. m. (fifth) 1806, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Sita Vilasa Sannidhana Dyavajamba Devi Ammanni Avaru [Devajammanni], CI (1.1.1878) (b. 1804; d. at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 27th March 1893), daughter of Sardar Virraj Urs, of Turuvekere. m. (a) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Lakshamba Devi. m. (b) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Bokkasa-totti Sannidhana Putta Gowramba Devi. m. (c) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Chandrashala Sannidhana Mallikamba Devi. m. (d) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Madana Vilasa Sannidhana Mudu Lingamamba Devi, a relative of Aliya Devaraj Urs. m. (e) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Lakshmi Vilasa Sannidhana Putta Rangamba Devi, a Brahmin lady. m. (f) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Second Bokkasa-totti Sannidhana Guru Siddamamba Devi [Gouramma], a relative of Kantappa, of Kottagala. m. (g) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Chandra Vilasa-totti Sannidhana Basavajamba Devi [Kempamma], a relative of Bakshi Dyavanna, of Ramasamudra. m. (h) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Mano Vilasa-totti Sannidhana Mari Devamamba Devi [Mariamma], a relative of Nanjappa, of Turuvekere. m. (i) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri First Kamana-totti Sannidhana Sidda Lingamamba Devi, a relative of Aliya Krishne Urs. m. (j) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Second Bokkasa-totti Sannidhana Bhadramamba Devi, a relative of Siddappa, of Nanjangud. m. (k) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Mari Nanjamamba Devi. m. (l) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Kempa Nanjamamba Devi. No issue. m. (m) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Deeveeramba Devi. No issue, two adopted sons. m. (n) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Second Kamana-totti Sannidhana Kulyanamba Devi, from Siddoor. No issue. m. (o) Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Sammukada-totti Sannidhana Muddu Krishnaji Ammanni Avaru [Muddukrishnajammanni], a relative of Bhadrappa, Gurikar of the Mysore Treasury. No issue. One of these ladies was a.k.a. Soubhagyavati Rani Sri Amba Vilasa Sannidhana, a relative of Mari Mallappa, Gurikar of Samukhatotti (this lady had a son designated as (Prince?) Chikka-Buddi, whose memorial was dedicated by a certain Samukha Totti Gurikara Mari-malappa). He d. at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 27th March 1868, having had issue, seven sons and eleven daughters, by his morganatic wives (excluded from the succession):
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1868 - 1894 H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Chamarajendra Wodeyar X Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCSI (23.5.1884). b. at Mysore, 22nd February 1863, third and posthumous son of Sardar Chikka Krishna Raj Urs, of the Bettada-Kotte branch of the Royal clan, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Puta Ammani Avaru, daughter of H.H. Sriman Rajadhiraja Raja Paramesvara Praudha-pratapa Apratima-vira Narapati Birud-antembara-ganda Maharaja Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar III Bahadur [Mummadi Krishnaraja], Maharaja of Mysore, educ. Royal Palace Sch, Mysore. Adopted by his grandfather and appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Yuvaraja Bahadur, 18th June 1865 (recognized by the GOI, 16th April 1867). Succeeded on the death of his grandfather, 27th March 1868. Ascended the gadi, 23rdSeptember 1868. Reigned under the guardianship of his adopted mother until he came of age, 22nd February 1881. Invested with full ruling powers, 25th March 1881. Founded the Gandabherunda Order in 1892. Patron Mysore Race Club 1891-1894. Rcvd: Prince of Wales’s Gold Medal (1876), and KIH gold medal (1877). m. at the Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore, 26th May 1878, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Vani Vilasa Sannidhana Kempananja Ammanni Avaru, CI (3.6.1893) (b. at Mysore, 6th July 1866; d. there, 7th July 1934) educ. privately, Regent for her infant son, 30th December 1894 to 8th August 1902, granted a personal salute of 19-guns for life, a descendant in the female line from H.H. Maharaja Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar II Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, and daughter of Sardar Narasaraj Kantharaj Urs, of Kalale, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Sri Kempananja Ammanni Avaru, second daughter of Kapadi Veeraraj Urs, Swami or Malvalli Matt. He d. suddenly form diphtheria, in Calcutta, 28th December 1894, having had issue, four sons and three daughters:
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1894 - 1940 Colonel H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCSI (1.1.1907), GBE (c 4.12.1917). b. at Mysore Palace, 4th June 1884, elder son of H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Chamarajendra Wodeyar X Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCSI, by his wife, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Vani Vilasa Sannidhana Kempa Nanja Ammani Avaru, CI, sometime Regent of Mysore, educ. at the Royal Sch, Lokaranjan Mahal, Mysore. Became Heir Apparent at birth with the title of Yuvaraja Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar Bahadur. Succeeded on the death of his father, 28th December 1894. Ascended the gadi, at the Royal Palace, Mysore, 1st February 1895. He reigned under the Regency of his mother until he came of age. Invested with full ruling powers, by the Viceroy, the Marquess Curzon of Keddleston in person, at the Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore, 8th August 1902. Hon Colonel 8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry IA, 24/6/1910-1940. Hon Colonel Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers and Miners, RIE, IA 6/3/1936-1940. Chancellor Benares Hindu Univ and Univ of Mysore 1916-1940. Patron The Mythic Soc 1909-1940, Indian Science Congress 1916, Mysore Scouts 1917-1940, Mysore and Bangalore Race Clubs, Bangalore Turf Club, Ursu Gymkhana Club, Cosmopolitan Club 1917-1940, etc. Mbr Bombay Natural History Soc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 & 1911), Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron. (1937) medals, DGBStJ (25.11.1911). He was widely considered as one of the most enlightened, educated and talented rulers in India, whose administration was a model not only to other princely states but also to the provinces of British India. m. at the Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore, 6th June 1900, H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Lakshmivilas Sannidhana Sri Pratapa Kumaribai Devi Ammani Avaru (b. at Vana, ca. 1889; d. at Bangalore Palace, 1953), youngest daughter of Rana Shri Bane Singhji Sahib, Rana Sahib of Vana, in Kathiawar. He d.s.p. at Bangalore Palace, 3rd August 1940 (succ. by his nephew).
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