Mysore District

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Mysore is a city in the state of Karnataka. Mysore is the administrative center of the district of the same name and the old capital of the erstwhile Mysore state. Mysore is known as the cultural capital of Karnataka. Mysore is also known as the City of Palaces because of its many palaces. It is also the second largest city in the state of Karnataka.

It is believed that the city of Mysore was founded in the 5th century. By the end of the 7th century, the Mysore rulers of the Wodeyar dynasty began to rule. The first king of this clan was “Yaduraya”. Hence the name of the clan became ‘Yaduvamsa’. Mysore State, formerly part of the Vijayanagara Empire, became an independent state after the fall of Vijayanagar. Narasaraja Wodeyar of Randhira Kanthirawa was one of the first to expand this state. In the 9th century, the influence of the Wodeyar kings was reduced and the rule of Haider Ali and Teipu Sultan.

The capital of the empire at this time varied between the cities of Srirangapatna and Mysore. Mysore State comprised much of the southern part of modern Karnataka. After the defeat of Teipu Sultan, the British re-established the Wodeyar House on the throne. Mysore remained under the British Empire and the capital was shifted to Bangalore.

Mysore State was renamed Mysore State after Independence of India. Later, after the unification of this state, it became known as the “Great Mysore State”. The name “State of Karnataka” was then fixed in 3. Mysore is located at a height of 3 m above sea level and 3 km from Bangalore city. In the distance. The Dasara or Navaratri festival is celebrated every year for ten days and nine nights in Mysore. This usually happens in October.

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