Golden Throne Assembled
Dasara 2017, News

Golden Throne Assembled

September 15, 2017

Mysuru: The diamond-studded Golden Throne (Suvarna Simhasana) was assembled at the Durbar Hall of Mysore Palace amidst tight security here this morning with just a week left for the 408th edition of Dasara festivities.

The process of assembling the iconic throne by a 15-member select team of artisans from Gejjagalli in Mysuru taluk which began at 9.45 am in the auspicious Tula Lagna concluded at about 11.30 am after which priests performed mangalarathi to the Simhasana. Prior to the assembling of Golden Throne, the Palace priests performed Navagraha Homa and other pujas after which the workers started assembling the throne.

Earlier, the 13 parts of the Golden Throne kept under tight security at the Palace were taken out from the strong room after a group of 16 Palace priests led by Shyama Jois performed Ganapathi Homa, Navagraha Homa, Mruthyunjaya Homa, Vastu Homa, Chandika Homa and Chamundeshwari Puja before offering the Poornaahuthi.  

While the Golden Throne was assembled at the Durbar Hall, Bhadrasana was assembled at the Kannadi Thotti.

Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, Palace Security ACP V. Shylendra, Palace Board Dy. Director T.S. Subramanya and senior officials were present while the rituals were performed at Durbar Hall.

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar will hold Khas Durbar (Private Durbar) at the Palace from Sept. 21.

As a security measure, all those involved in assembling work were not allowed to use mobile phones  and CCTV cameras installed at the premises were covered with clothes.  The Palace Board had also restricted the entry of visitors to Palace between 10 am and 1 pm today.

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The assembling of idols of Simha (Lion) to the throne will be done on the first day of Navaratri (Sept. 21) between 7.55 am and 8.15 am. Kankana to Yaduveer will be tied on the same day between 8.20 am and 9.10 am after which the Royal Elephant, Royal Horse and Royal Cow will be brought to Sawar Thotti. At 12 noon, the priests will commence the kalasa puja and other rituals before Yaduveer ascends the throne between 12.45 pm and 12.55 pm.

Saraswathi Puja will be performed on Sept. 27 followed by Ayudha Puja on Sept. 29. The same day will also mark the end of Khas Durbar at Palace.  

Vijaya Yatre and Shami Puja will be performed on Sept. 30 (Vijayadashami) and the dismantling of Golden Throne will be held on Oct. 14 between 10.45 am and 11.45 am.

Palace entry timings

In view of Dasara festivities, certain restrictions have been imposed on the entry timings to Mysore Palace. The visiting hours to the Palace on Sept. 21 and Sept. 29 is from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

On Vijayadashami Day (Sept. 30), no visitors will be allowed to the Palace.

On Oct. 14, the Palace will be open for visitors with restricted entry to few floors  between 10 am and 1 pm.

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