Kanthirava Narasaraja II
|Kanthirava Narasaraja II|
|Maharaja of Mysore|
|15th Maharaja of Mysore|
|Predecessor||Chikka Devaraja (father)|
|Successor||Dodda Krishnaraja I (son)|
|Issue||Dodda Krishnaraja I|
Kanthirava Narasaraja II was the fifteenth maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1704 to 1714. He was born deaf and came to be called Múk-arasu (literally "mute king"). He succeeded to the throne through the influence of the prime minister, Tirumala Iyengar. During his reign, his dalvoy (chief of the army), who was also named Kanthirava, led an expedition to subdue Chikkaballapur, but was killed during the fighting. His son later took over and succeeded in establishing Mysore's suzerainty.
- Rice 1897a, p. 369
- Rao, C. Hayavadana (1946), History of Mysore (1399–1799 A.D.): Incorporating the Latest Epigraphical, Literary and Historical Researches, Volume II (1704–1766), Bangalore: Government Press. pp. xiv, 841, 16 plates
- Rice, Lewis (1897a), "History of Mysore", Mysore: A Gazetteer Compiled for the Government, Volume I, Mysore In General, Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company. pp. xix, 834
- Rice, Lewis (1908), "History of Mysore and Coorg", Imperial Gazetteer of India, Provincial Series: Mysore and Coorg, Calcutta: Superintendent of Government Printing. pp. xvii, 365, 1 map.