Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Statue of Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar...

Entrance to Lalbagh is marked by an equestrian statue of Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar, the 23rd Maharaja of Mysore. Although his reign proved to be a brief one, he left an indelible mark on the Kingdom of Mysore and thereby on the present day city of Bangalore (Bengaluru), the part thereof then.
He instituted the Representative Assembly of Mysore state in 1881. This was the first modern, democratic legislative institution of its kind in princely India. He sponsored the famous journey of Swami Vivekananda to Chicago in 1894.