Golden throne assembled

It is kept for public display only during Dasara festivities
The golden throne, which will be the cynosure of all eyes during the private Dasara of the erstwhile royal family, was brought out from the strongroom and assembled at the durbar hall on Thursday. With a long history and a slice of mythology associated with it, the golden throne is reckoned to be one of its kind, studded with precious stones and made of gold. It is brought out of the strongroom only during Dasara and is used for private durbar conducted by the Wadiyars as part of the private Dasara. It is kept for public display only during the Dasara festivities. The assembling of the golden throne took place under the supervision of the senior Palace Board officials, while the priests officiated and conducted the rituals associated with it. The throne is traditionally assembled by people from Gejjagalli. According to popular belief, the throne is dated to the period of Vijayanagar rulers. It is believed that the throne was with the Pandavas and was brought from Hastinapura to Penukonda and later retrieved by Vidyaranya, the royal preceptor to the founders of the Vijayanagar empire, in 1336 AD. It was later to transferred to Raja Wadiyar after the fall of the Vijayanagar empire. But according to other accounts, it was gifted to Chikkadevaraja Wadiyar by the Mughal empeor Aurangzeb in 1700 AD.
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