Golden Throne disassembled at Palace; shifted to strong room

Golden Throne disassembled at Palace; shifted to strong room

November 9, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: With the formal conclusion of the Dasara-2023 festivities, the precious gem-studded Golden Throne (Simhasana) at Mysore Palace was disassembled in the Durbar Hall yesterday and subsequently moved to the highly secure Palace strong room in the cellar. In addition to the Golden Throne, the silver Bhadrasana, previously housed at Kannadi Thotti, was also disassembled and stored in the strong room.

Leading up to Dasara, the 280-kg Golden Throne was assembled on Oct. 9. To facilitate the disassembly of the Throne, the Palace remained closed to tourists and visitors from 8 am to 2 pm yesterday.

Following a traditional puja ceremony, the Golden Throne was disassembled into eight parts, which were then transported to the strong room by a team of Palace employees under the watchful eye of armed Police.

The Bhadrasana, with six detachable parts, also underwent this process. The pujas were conducted between 10:35 am and 10:45 am during the auspicious Dhanur Lagna in the Ashwayaja Masa, Krishna Paksha Dashami, which was observed yesterday.

It’s worth noting that the disassembly occurred without any members of Wadiyar family present. CCTV cameras within the Hall and Kannadi Thotti, as well as along the route to the strong room, were covered with cloth to ensure privacy and security.


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