Prime Minister Narendra Modi had breakfast with the erstwhile Mysuru royal family at the palace on Tuesday. Prime Minister relised the famous Mysore pak and Mysore masala dosa on his breakfast menu.
Modi, after taking part in the International Day of Yoga celebrations on the premises of the Mysuru Palace, was warmly received by Rajmata Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, scion and Maharaja of Mysuru Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and his wife Maharani Trishika Kumari Wadiyar with a garland made of Mysuru mallige (jasmine). Yaduveer and Trishika’s son Yuvraj Adyaveeer Narashimaraja Wadiyar was also present.
The royal family had got chefs from its heritage hotel Fernhills Royal Palace, Ooty, and a reputed caterer from Bengaluru who prepared the royal spread. The menu included Mysore pak, Mysore masala dosa, Kashi halwa, Maddur vada, idly, vada, sambhar, and pongal. Apart from the South Indian delicacies, north Indian dishes too were prepared complying with the protocol from the PM’s office.
Other delicacies from the southern region of India that were included in the recipe were Idli, Avalakki Uppittu, Pongal, Maddur Vada, Sambar, Tomato Chutney, and Coconut Chutney, Nanjangud Rasabale (banana), among others. An official source said that the prime minister’s preference for various dishes was also taken into account while preparing the breakfast.
Rajmata Pramoda Devi Wadiyar told that “I am thankful to the Prime Minister for accepting our invitation and for visiting the palace for breakfast”. Rajmata said that they invited the Prime Minister to their home for breakfast. She noted that the palace was theirs and that they were happy to welcome the Prime Minister.
Modi had a photo session with the royal family along with Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.Modi went around the palace and was impressed with its magnificent structure and artifacts. Pramoda Devi Wadiyar presented a portrait of Panchamuki Anjaneya to the PM.
After concluding his two-day visit to Karnataka on the occasion of International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the royal family of Mysuru for a breakfast at the Palace’s premises. Modi met with the Wadiyars, the erstwhile royals, that ruled the royal kingdom. International Day of Yoga celebrations at the palace attracted over 15,000 yoga enthusiasts from all around India.
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar is a great-grandson of Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the last ruler of Mysore State during the British Raj in India. Wadiyar was installed as the “Maharaja of Mysore” in an unofficial ceremony in 2015.
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and “Rajmata” Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, earlier in the day had shared the stage with Modi at the Yoga Day event held at the premises of the ‘Amba Vilas Palace.’