Maharaja of Mysore

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Maharaja of Mysore
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Details
Style His Highness
First monarch Yaduraya Wodeyar
Last monarch Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur
Formation 1399
Abolition 26 January 1950
Residence Mysore Palace
Pretender(s) Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar
Flag of Mysore.svg Mysore Kings

(1399–present)

Under Vijayanagara Empire

(1399–1565)

Yaduraya Wodeyar (1399–1423)
Chamaraja Wodeyar I (1423–1459)
Timmaraja Wodeyar I (1459–1478)
Chamaraja Wodeyar II (1478–1513)
Chamaraja Wodeyar III (1513–1553)
Independent Wodeyar Kings

(1565–1761)

Timmaraja Wodeyar II (1553–1572)
Chamaraja Wodeyar IV (1572–1576)
Chamaraja Wodeyar V (1576–1578)
Raja Wodeyar I (1578–1617)
Chamaraja Wodeyar VI (1617–1637)
Raja Wodeyar II (1637–1638)
Narasaraja Wodeyar I (1638–1659)
Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar (1659–1673)
Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar (1673–1704)
Narasaraja Wodeyar II (1704–1714)
Krishnaraja Wodeyar I (1714–1732)
Chamaraja Wodeyar VII (1732–1734)
Krishnaraja Wodeyar II (1734–1766)
Under Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan

(1761–1799)

Krishnaraja Wodeyar II (1734–1766)
Nanjaraja Wodeyar (1766–1772)
Chamaraja Wodeyar VIII (1772–1776)
Chamaraja Wodeyar IX (1776–1796)
Under British Rule

(1799–1831)

Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (1799–1831)
(Monarchy abolished)

Titular monarchy (1831–1881)

Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (1831–1868)
Chamaraja Wodeyar X (1868–1881)
(Monarchy restored)

Under British Rule and Dominion of India (1881–1950)

Chamaraja Wodeyar X (1881–1894)
Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV (1894–1940)
Jayachamaraja Wodeyar (1940–1950)
(Monarchy abolished)

Titular monarchy (1950–present)

Jayachamaraja Wodeyar (1950–1974)
Srikanta Wodeyar (1974–2013)
Yaduveera Chamaraja Wadiyar (2015–present)

Maharaja of Mysore was the principal title of the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in India.

The Wodeyar dynasty founded a feudatory principality in 1399, which grew into the Kingdom of Mysore. The Wodeyars ruled that kingdom almost uninterruptedly between 1399 and 1947; they ruled initially as vassals of the Vijayanagara Empire (1399–1565), then as independent rulers (1565–1761), then as puppet rulers under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan (1761–1796) and finally as allies of the British crown (1799–1947). The Wodeyars of Mysore is the only Indian Royal family in the 5000-year-history of India (right from the times of Ramayana) to have ruled a kingdom for more than 500 years.The Maharajas of Mysore during these 650 years were:

Vassals of the Vijayanagara Empire (1399–1565)[edit]

Independent rulers (1565–1761)[edit]

Puppet rulers under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan (1766–1796)[edit]

Under British suzerainty until the abolishment of the monarchy (1799–1950)[edit]

Informal titular rulers (1950 – present)[edit]

Family tree of the Royal Family[edit]

  • Simple silver crown.svg I. Yaduraya, Polegar of Hadanadu near Nanjanagudi, conquered Mysore and nearby areas (1371-1423; Raja of Mysore: 1399-1423)
    • Simple silver crown.svg II. Chamaraja I, Raja of Mysore (1408-1459; r. 1423-1459)
      • Simple silver crown.svg III. Timmaraja I, Raja of Mysore (1433-1478; r. 1459-1478)
        • Simple silver crown.svg IV. Chamaraja II, Raja of Mysore (1463-1513; r. 1478-1513)
          • Simple silver crown.svg V. Chamaraja III, Raja of Mysore (1492-1553; r. 1513-1553)
            • Simple gold crown.svg VI. Timmaraja II, Raja of Mysore (d. 1572; r. 1553-1572)
            • Rajkumar Krishnaraja
              • Simple gold crown.svg VIII. Chamaraja V, Raja of Mysore (r. 1576-1578)
            • Rajkumari Chikka Devira, m. Mallaraja Chikka Wadiyar, younger son of Mallarajaiya Wadiyar of the Kalale Wadiyar branch
              • Timmaraja of Kalale (d. 1546). m. as his fourth wife, Rajkumari Chikka Depa (see below)
                • Sardar Karikala Mallaraja (c.1541-1644)
                  • Timmaraja (d. 1660)
                    • Kanta Muppina-Kantaiya Urs
                      • Sardar Doddaiya Urs
                        • Sardar Virarajaiya Urs
                          • Sardar Karachuri Nanjarajaiya Urs (c. 1704-1773)
                            • Maharani Devajamma (d. 1760). m. 1746, as his first wife, Simple gold crown.svg XVIII. Immadi Krishnaraja II, Maharaja of Mysore (1728-1766; r. 1734-1766), the son of Chame Urs of the Chikkanahalli branch. He married other wives, including (as his third wife) Maharani Lakshmi Ammani Devi (1742–1810), Regent of Mysore: 25 June 1799-February 1810, eldest daughter of Sardar Kathi Gopalraj Urs, of the Bettada Kotte family branch, sometime Killedar of Trichnopoly.
                              • Simple gold crown.svg XIX. Nanjaraja, Maharaja of Mysore (1748-1770; r. 1766-1770)
                              • Simple silver crown.svg XX. Chamaraja VIII, Maharaja of Mysore (1759-1776; r. 1770-1776)
                              • Simple silver crown.svg XXI. Chamaraja IX, Maharaja of Mysore (1774-1796; r. 1776-1796). Son of Sardar Devaraj Urs. of Arikuthara of the Karugahalli family. Interregnum: 1796-1799
                                • Simple silver crown.svg XXII. Krishnaraja III, Maharaja of Mysore GCSI (1794-1868; r. 1799-1868)
                                  • Rajkumari Puta Ammanni [Madana Vilasa Puttammanni]. m. Sardar Chikka Krishnaraj Urs (d. 1863), son of Sardar Gopalraj Urs, of Bettadakote, brother of H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Lakshmi Ammanni Devi Avaru [Maha Mathushri], sometime Maharani Regent of Mysore
                                    • Simple silver crown.svg XXIII. Chamaraja X, Maharaja of Mysore GCSI (1863-1894; r. 1868-1894) m. Maharani Vani Vilasa Sannidhana Kempananja CI (1866-1934; Regent of Mysore: 30 December 1894 – 8 August 1902).
                                      • Simple silver crown.svg XXIV. Krishnaraja IV, Maharaja of Mysore GCSI, GBE (1884-1940; r. 1894-1940)
                                      • Yuvaraja Kanthirava Narasimharaja, Yuvaraja of Mysore GCIE (1888–1940)
                                        • Simple silver crown.svg XXV. Jayachamaraja, Maharaja of Mysore GCB, GCSI (1919-1974; r. 1940-1950; titular Maharaja and family head: 1950-1971; head of the Wadiyar family: 1971-1974)
                                          • Maharajkumari Gayatri Devi (1946–1974). m. Sardar Kantharaj Basavaraj Ramachandraraj Urs (1936–2011)
                                            • Rajkumari Leela Tripurasundari Devi (b. 1966) m. 26 May 1991, Sri Swarup Anand Gopalaraj Urs (b. 1960), of the Bettadakote branch of the Urs family, a direct, patrilineal descendant of Subrahmanyaraj Urs, real brother of Chamaraja X
                                              • XXVII. Yaduvir Krishnadatta Chamaraja XI, Maharaja of Mysore (b. 24 March 1992; head of the Wadiyar family: 2015-present). Adopted by Maharani Pramoda Kumari on 23 February 2015 and crowned on 28 May 2015).
                                          • XXVI. Srikanthadatta Narasimharaja, Maharaja of Mysore (1953-2013; head of the Wadiyar family: 1974-2013). m. Maharani Sri Satya Pramoda Devi (b. 1954), great-grand daughter of Gopala Raj Urs, of Bettadakote. He died without issue or naming a successor, leaving the headship of the family vacant from 2013-2015.
                    • Maddur Narasa Urs, of the Maddur line of the dynasty
                      • Maddur Chikka Kantha Urs
                        • Maddur Krishna Urs
                          • Maddur Kantha Urs
                            • Maddur Narasaraj Urs
                              • Kantharaj Urs
                                • Narasaraj Kantharaj Urs
                                  • Sir M. Kantharaj Urs KCIE, CSI (1870-1923; Prime Minister of Mysore: 1919-1922)
                                  • Maharani Vani Vilasa Sannidhana Kempananja CI (1866–1934) Regent of Mysore: 30 December 1894 – 8 August 1902. m. at 26 May 1878, her distant cousin Chamaraja X, Maharaja of Mysore Through her descends the present line of the Wadiyar dynasty. She had issue, four sons and three daughters – see below.
            • Simple gold crown.svg VII. Chamaraja IV, Raja of Mysore (1507-1576; r. 1572-1576)
              • Simple gold crown.svg IX. Raja, Raja of Mysore (1552-1617; r. 1578-1617)
                • Yuvaraja Narasaraja (1579–1610)
                  • Simple gold crown.svg X. Chamaraja VI, Raja of Mysore (1608-1637; r. 1617-1637)
                • Simple gold crown.svg XI. Raja II, Raja of Mysore (1612-1638; r. 1637-1638)
              • Rajkumar Devaraja (c. 1553-1656?)
                • Dodda Devaraja (1622–1669)
                  • Simple gold crown.svg XIV. Chikka Devaraja, Maharaja of Mysore (1645-1704; r. 1673-1704)
                    • Simple gold crown.svg XV. Kanthirava Narasaraja II, Maharaja of Mysore (1672-1714; r. 1704-1714)
                      • Simple gold crown.svg XVI. Dodda Krishnaraja, Maharaja of Mysore (1702-1732; r. 1714-1732), m. 1716 as his first wife, Maharani Devaja, daughter of Chikka Urs of the Kalale branch. He died without any surviving issue, and thus the direct male line of descent from Raja Yaduraya became extinct. However, his widow adopted an heir from a cadet branch of the family:
                        • Simple gold crown.svg XVII. Chamaraja VII, Maharaja of Mysore (1704-1734; r. 1732-1734). Son of Devaraj Urs of Ankanhalli.
                • Simple gold crown.svg XIII. Dodda Devaraja, Raja of Mysore (1627-1673; r. 1659-1673)
              • Rajkumar Bettada Chamaraja (1554–1639)
                • Simple gold crown.svg XII. Kanthirava Narasaraja I, Raja of Mysore (1615-1659; r. 1638-1659)
              • Rajkumari Chikkadepa, who married her cousin Timmaraja (d. 1546) and had issue - see above

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