18th Century Kingdom of Mysore Rare Photos. It have been founded in 1399 in the vicinity of the modern city of Mysore in south India. The kingdom, traditionally believed that which was ruled by the Wodeyar family, initially served as a vassal state of the Vijayanagara Empire. With the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire (c.1565), the kingdom became independent. The 17th century saw a steady expansion of its territory and, under Narasaraja Wodeyar I and Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, the kingdom annexed large expanses of what is now southern Karnataka and parts of Tamil Nadu to become a powerful state in the southern Deccan.
the latter half of the 18th century under the de facto ruler Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan the kingdom reached the height of its military power and dominion. The Anglo–Mysore Wars were a series of wars fought in India over the last three decades of the 18th century between the Kingdom of Mysore and the British East India Company, represented chiefly by the Madras Presidency. The First Anglo–Mysore War (1766–1769). The Second Anglo–Mysore War (1780–1784). the Third Anglo–Mysore War (1789–1792). The Fourth Anglo–Mysore War (1799).
Majore Kings ruled the Kingdom is Wadiyar dynasty Chamarajendra Wadiyar X Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Srikanta Wadiyar. The Religious festivals in Mysore is Dasara Vijayadashami Chamundi Temple. There are several Palaces in Mysore they are Mysore Palace Jaganmohan Palace Lalitha Mahal Rajendra Vilas Jayalakshmi Vilas. They do have Art and Culture as Mysore painting Ganjifa. Best Cuisine in Mysore is Mysore pak Masala Dosa. Mysore Museums and Institutions are Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts Regional Museum of Natural History Folk Lore Museum Rail. Museum Oriental Research Institute. The most famous Personalities from Mysore is Kuvempu B. V. Karanth R. K. Narayan R. K. Laxman Gopalakrishna Adiga U. R. Ananthamurthy. The most beautiful tourist attractions in Mysore is Mysore Airport Kingdom of Mysore Mysore Zoo St. Philomena’s Church Tourist attractions
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