Jaganmohan Art Gallery

Chamrajpura Mysore, Karnataka 570004 Phone: 0821 242 3693


The Jaganmohan Palace was constructed in 1861 by the king, His Highness  Krishnaraja Wodeyar III  as an alternate retreat for the royal family. The palace was used for his daily  durbar  by the king and also the special Dasara durbar  during the  dasara  period. In 1915, the palace was converted into an art gallery, which was later renamed in 1955 in the name of HH  Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar , as the  Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery  .  The early convocations of the  Mysore University  were also held in this palace. The first session of the  Legislative Council  of the  Mysore state  was held here in July 1907.  The Legislative Council was then called as the  Representative Council  and was presided over by the  Diwan  (Prime Minister of the state). HH Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar converted the palace into a trust and opened it for public viewing. The palace is built in traditional  Hindu  style and has three stories.  These mural paintings which follow the traditional style of the  Mysore school of painting depict the Dasara scene and the canvas depicting the sequence of the  Jumboo Savari  stretches across three walls. The art gallery contains one of the largest collection of artefacts in  South India .

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