Tag: Mysuru: A Look at its Past

Nearing century, Varsity Union  building cries for attention
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Nearing century, Varsity Union building cries for attention

October 27, 2019

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Though authorities claim Mysuru as a ‘Heritage City’, the erstwhile royal city is facing the threat of losing its edifices fast and soon. Many heritage structures stand neglected with no up-keep, projecting their dismal condition. The latest addition to the list of such neglected structures is the Maharaja’s College Union Building,…

Palace Durbar Hall, a concern
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Palace Durbar Hall, a concern

October 6, 2019

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Mysore Palace is one of the most elegant buildings about which every Mysurean, nay, Indian should take pride. The fact that it has been drawing footfalls exceeding those visiting the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra shows what a grand structure the Mysore Palace is. But the century-old structure is raising concern…

Streets of Yore
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Streets of Yore

June 8, 2019

The streets of Mysuru are rich in history and steeped in yore. Hidden within street names are the occupations, owners, and even hobbies of the people who lived there centuries ago. A few of the street names include Kumbarageri, Kurubageri, Bandikeri, Gollageri, Halladakeri, Garadikeri, Thogari Beedi, Agasara Keri, Medarakeri, Budubuduke Keri and Kamatageri. Many houses…

Sunna-da-Keri
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Sunna-da-Keri

April 20, 2019

Amidst rapid urbanisation, several areas in Mysuru have been relegated to the pages of history but the cultural remnants of those areas are visible even now and one can find the heritage alive and kicking. Sunnadakeri is one such area that was in great demand for limestones when the construction industry was booming. In fact,…

Purams of Mysuru
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Purams of Mysuru

January 5, 2019

Jayalakshmipuram, Chamundipuram, Chamarajapuram, Saraswathipuram, Lakshmipuram, V.V. Puram, Ashokapuram, Krishnamurthypuram, Vidyaranyapuram, Gayathripuram… The Heritage City of Mysuru has a host of Purams like sweet slices of mango, if the whole mango fruit is considered to be Mysuru. Despite the advent of many ‘Nagars’, these Purams are one of the most loved areas in Mysuru as they…

Mohallas, Agraharas & Keris
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Mohallas, Agraharas & Keris

December 3, 2018

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist The old city of Mysore was famous for its Keris, Agraharas and Mohallas. The Keris and Agraharas were built by the Maharajas, chiefly during the reign of Krishnaraja Wadiyar III. The Mohallas comprised Keris and Agraharas. Nazarbad, Lashkar, Mandi Mohallas on the Northern side and the Fort Mohalla or Khille Mohalla…

A Choultry in News!
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A Choultry in News!

October 7, 2018

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry, a well-known landmark on the Vinoba Road in Mysuru, was in news, after Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced that a hostel for students of the Maharani’s  Women’s Arts College will be built there. With his announcement, doubts arose about the future of the 129-year-old Choultry. Will it be…

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