Historic palace once home to Assembly sessions


Built during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III Jaganmohan palace, the makeshift royal retreat also housed the King’s court (Durbar Hall) which historically ushered in a democratic Representative Assembly patronised by the king !
Ruled by Maharajas, Mysore to its credit, was known to be the first progressive princely State in India to have taken the initiative for a democratic set up like the Representative Assembly formed in 1881 at the instance of Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar.

First session of Council
The first session of the Mysore Legislative Council was held in 1907 at the Durbar Hall of Jaganmohan Palace.
The Darbar Hall was originally a royal marriage hall called ‘Wedding Pavillion’ where the regular Durbars used to be held apart from the popular Dasara Durbars.
One of the earliest built palaces,150-year-old Jaganmohan Palace was the royal retreat which witnessed  many historically significant events like Assembly sessions.

Art gallery
Three-storied heritage building Jaganmohan Palace, now the well known Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, is now a world renowned art gallery with precious collections of art by great masters like Rembrant, Roerch, and famous artistes from India, Raja Ravivarma, Haldnekar (“Lady with the lamp” fame) and the palace artiste Ramanarasaiah.
The precious paintings apart the Jayachamarajendra art gallery exhibits include rare collections of artefacts in thousands.

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