Ursu (Kannada: ಅರಸು) pronounced as ‘Ārasu’, is a Hindu surname used by a particular royal community (called Arasu) based in Mysore in Karnataka, India. The word Arasu or Arasa is used to designate royalty and meant ruler in Kannada. Men in this community were commonly named as Chamaraja Urs, Nanjaraj Urs, Devraj Urs, Srikanata Raje Urs etc. and women were most commonly named as Devajammani Urs, Jayalaxammani, Chelvajammani etc. suffixed with ‘ammani’. Mysore’s erstwhile rulers were the Wodeyars, known for their administrative skills, vision and social justice. They had a close attachment with the Ursu community.
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