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Mysore-the name itself reverberates with Royalty and Royal Heritage. It is the epicentre of culture, education, heritage and art of Karnataka. The district has a prominent place in the history of India. The erstwhile Mysore kingdom was ruled by the Wodeyars from the year 1399 till the independence of India in the year 1947. The prominence of Mysore can be understood from the fact that the state of Karnataka was previously known as Mysore state.
The history of Mysore goes back to the ancient time of Gods, Goddesses and demons. The name Mysore is derived from the demon Mahishasura. He was killed by Chamundeshwari, also known as Mahishasura Mardhini A long line of south Indian dynasties rules different parts of Mysore region from the 3rd century BC. Some of the notable dynasties were the Sathavahanas, the Kadambas, the Badami Chalukyas, the Rastrakutas, the Bhamani Sultans, the Adil Shah’s of Bijapur, the Wadiyars and Hyder Ali and his son Tippu Sultan.