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Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion

Built by the Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar for his eldest daughter, this century-old three wing mansion is to the western side of Kukkara Halli Lake and located nearly 5 km from Mysore palace. It has richly decorated residential rooms, dancing hall, and Kalyana Mantap. The interior carvings reveal the excellence of the ancient Indian designs. South and north portions are connected by a small overbridge. The north side pediment contains carvings and the figure of goddess Lakshmi and to the south side there is an idol of goddess Bhuvaneswari, under an arched canopy.

The architecture presents a series of Corinthian and Ionic pillars, regal pediments, plastered window sets and oval ventilators. The different sections are connected by arched arcades. There are several other buildings which serve as outhouses to main part of the mansion. This is now the administrative office of University of Mysore and folklore museum.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Mysore


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