Mysuru’s titular Maharaja Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and his wife, Trishikaa Kumari Devi, have named their baby boy born on December 7, 2017, Adhyaveer Narasimharaja Wadiyar, at a function held at Bengaluru Palace on Sunday.
The couple celebrated the birth of their first baby in December at a private hospital in Indira Nagar.
The naming ceremony, which was earlier slated to be held in Ambavilas Palace in Mysuru where all the royal ceremonies generally take place, was shifted to Bengaluru according to the wishes of Yaduveer, reported Bangalore Mirror.
Close relatives of the royal family including Queen Pramoda Devi were invited for the celebration. At the ceremony, Adhyaveer was declared the 28th Maharaja of the Mysuru royal family.
This is the first time in nearly six decades that the royal family has given birth to an heir. The baby boy is the 28th heir in the family. According to The New Indian Express, the last time a baby was born to the royal family was in February 1953, with the birth of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar.
The birth of the royal baby broke a supposed curse in the royal family. The New Indian Express had earlier reported that the Wadiyar family was cursed by Queen Alamelamma, the wife of a Vijayanagara king 400 years ago. However some historians refute this claim, saying that Alemalamma did not exist.
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar took over as the 27th titular king of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family in May 2015.
Yaduveer succeeded the former scion of Mysuru, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who died in 2013, leaving behind no heir. After a long search, Wadiyar’s wife Pramoda Devi formally adopted Yaduveer in February 2015, and named him the late scion’s successor.
Yaduveer is the nephew of the late Maharaja and the son of Leela Tripurasundari Devi and Swarup Anand Gopalaraj Urs.