Yaduveer Gopal Raj Urs succeeded his late great-uncle Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar to become the 27th titular King of Mysore after his grand adoption ceremony on Monday.
The scion of Mysuru's former ruler, the Wadiyar family, was rechristened Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during the ceremony, which took place on Monday afternoon in the Kalyana Mantap (wedding hall) of the Mysuru Palace.
Yaduveer, clad in golden-coloured sherwan, a red-coloured turban and a necklace in line with the royal traditions, arrived at the Mantapa with his mother Tripura Sundari Devi and father Swarup Anand Gopal Raj Urs for the rituals.
After being anointed as the Maharaja of Mysuru, Yaduveer accompanied by Pramoda Devi rode a chariot in the evening. He had arrived in India on Sunday from Boston, US, where he is pursuing his BA.
The adoption rituals were conducted by Srikantadatta's sister Indrakshi Devi under the supervision of his wife Pramoda Devi Wadiyar. Wadiyars' family and friends attended the adoption ceremony.
Apart from relatives and friends, Home Minister KJ George, Housing Minister MH Ambareesh, some senior officials of the district administration including Deputy Commissioner C Shikha and City Police Commissioner MA Saleem were also part of the ceremony.