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Krishnaraja Wodeyar III

by Jyotsna Kamat
First Published: May 04, 2006
Page Last Updated: August 06, 2016

Mummadi, the multi-talented monarch Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar of Mysore (1794-1868)

Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, more commonly referred to as Mummadi Krishnaraj Wodeyar (mummadi stands for 'three' in Kannada) was a remarkable king who has left a mark of many memorable traditions. Though he failed in the eyes of the British as an incompetent administrator, he was loved and respected for his humane, charitable and kind nature by his subjects, more so for encouraging several arts and crafts.

Mummadi ascended the throne of newly created state of Mysore state as child-king in 1799 C.E, after the fall of Tippu Sultan in the fourth battle of Mysore. His mother the Dow