Kanthirava Narasaraja II

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Kanthirava Narasaraja II
Maharaja of Mysore
15th Maharaja of Mysore
PredecessorChikka Devaraja (father)
SuccessorDodda Krishnaraja I (son)
IssueDodda Krishnaraja I
FatherChikka Devaraja

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").[1] He succeeded to the throne through the influence of the prime minister, Tirumala Iyengar.[1] 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.[1] His son later took over and succeeded in establishing Mysore's suzerainty.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d 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.