Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar was crowned the titular King of Mysore (renamed Mysuru) at a coronation ceremony at Amba Vilas Palace on Thursday.
Yaduveer, adopted son of widow of Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, was crowned as the 27th Maharaja of the city in the presence of over 1,500 special guests, including members of the royal family from across the country.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and several other dignitaries have also been invited to attend the coronation of Yaduveer.
The rituals to crown Yaduveer, as the King of Mysore (Mysuru) began on Wednesday. At least 40 priests were invited to perform special rituals for the coronation of the new King of Mysore.
Yaduveer performed several poojas at the Palace and offered prayers to the royal family's presiding deity Goddess Chamundeshwari.
After this, he offered pada puja to his foster-mother Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, who adopted Yaduveer on 23 February this year and rechristened him as Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, State of Mysore reports.
Yaduveer will succeed his late great-uncle Srikantadatta Narasimharaja, who died of a cardiac arrest on 10 December, 2013, and maintain the lineage of the erstwhile royal family.
After the coronation ceremony, the new King will greet the people from the balcony of the Palace, after which he is likely to take a tour of the Amba Vilas.