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Royal Mansion Back To Its Grandeur

The century-old Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, one of the five famous royal mansions built by the Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar for his eldest daughter in Mysore, is back has regained its old grandeur following it's renovation.

The century-old Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, one of the five famous royal mansions was built by the Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar for his eldest daughter in Mysore. It was built in 1905 and was renovated in 2002. The mansion originally built at Rs. 7 lakhs has been restored at a cost of Rs. 1.17 crores. The restoration work began on April 21, 2000 and was completed in about 18 months, thanks to the donation made by Mrs. Sudha Murthy, wife of Mr. Narayana Murthy, Chairman, Infosys, Bangalore.

The mansion will now be a museum and a research centre of the Mysore University, which has the building in its possession, after the establishment of the post-graduate centre, Manasa Gangotri. Rare exhibits from folklore, archaeology and geology, collected from various parts of India, will be on display.

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