Ursu Community

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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Nalwadi Krishnaraj Wodeyar

Nalwadi Krishnaraj Wodeyar (4 June 1884 -3 August 1940, Bangalore Palace) was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore from 1894 until his death in 1940…
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D. Devaraj Urs

D. Devaraj Urs was one of the greatest social reformers the State had seen. The land reforms spearheaded by him, in which the tiller of the land became the owner…
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News and Events

Yaduveer Goapl Raj Urs – New Heir to the Mysuru Royal Family

Pramoda Devi Wadiyar on Thursday 12th Feb 2015 declared Yaudveer Gopal Raj Urs as the new heir to the Mysuru Royal Family.
“The adoption ceremony will happen according to family traditions. I believe that my decision has the blessings of my beloved husband Late scion Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar,” she told reporters in Mysuru. He will be adopted in a day long ceremony, to be held at Amba Vilas Palace on February 23.

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HH Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Jayanthi

Ursu Sangha, Mysore, is celebrating HH Srikanta Data Narasimharaja Wadiyar Jayanthi on 20.02.2015 at 10 AM at Sri Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Samudaya Bhavana, Thyagaraja Road, Mysore

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Srikantadatta Wadiyar

Srikantadatta Narasimharaaja Wadiyar Bahadur (February 20, 1953 – December 10, 2013), also referred to as Prince Srikanta Wadiyar, was the prince of Mysore Kingdom…Read more..

Subramanya Raje Urs (Chaduranga)

Surbramanya Raje Urs (1916-1998), popularly known as Chaduranga was a very famous Kannada author from Mysore. He wrote four novels, Sarvamangala, Uyyale…
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Sir Mysore Kantharaj Urs

Sir Mysore Kantharaj Urs KCIE CSI (20 September 1870 – 3 October 1923) was an Indian administrator who served as the Diwan of Mysore kingdom in 1918. He was a scion…
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