first see imported French lamp stands in the corner representing
Egyptian figurines, just before entering the Durbar Hall there is a
life size statue of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. This plaster of Paris
sculpture is the creation of B.Basavaiah, Palace artist, near him is
the cut-out photograph of his favorite servant, Jamedar Peer Bait.
Dasara Hall measuring 42.75 mt x 12.70 met in the first floor is
reached by a broad stone staircase. This hall is traversed by
granite pillars, roofed over with a fine stucco ceiling in a variety
of designs. The rear walls of this large pillared hall contain
one oil painting that sita swaymvara by the celebrated royal artist
from Kerala Raja Ravivarma. Hall is adorned with the pictures
of Goddess Devi in eight forms.