shaped hall where all royal weddings, birthdays and ceremonial
functions were celebrated. Dome supported by clusters of pillars are
of cast iron. There are 26 paintings which depict Dasara procession.
There also four other subjects such as the birthday procession of
Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, Durga Pooja or Ayudha Pooja on the south
wall of the Kalyanamantapa, the car festival of Goddess
Chamundeshwari and the celebration of Krishna Janmastami on the
western corridor. The painting representing Dasara festivities are
based on actual photographs and executed during the years between
1934 and 1945.
The stained-glass ceiling soars heavenward – a rich tapestry of
peacock motifs and floral mandalas held in place by metal beams. The
design of the glass and framework was created by the artists of
Mysore and manufactured by famous walter McFarlance Saracen Foundry
in Glasgow, Scotland. Majestic chandelier, hangs low from the centre
of the tall dome, the peacock design is reflected in the mosaic
tiles on the floor.
Outside columns carvings with scenes from the Mahabharata and the
Ramayana the two great Hindu epics of Ancient India. Electricity
came to Mysore in 1906. Palace was completed in 1912. There’s been
electricity since the first day the royal family moved in.