BALLARI: The head of the Mysuru royal family, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Charamaja Wadiyar, accompanied by family members, on Monday visited the famous Virupaksha temple at Hampi.
Upon arrival at the temple, the royal couple and child were welcomed by the temple elephant with garlands.
After offering prayers, Yaduveer told reporters that he visits the temple every year but could not do so for the last few years due to the pandemic situation.
“Hampi has a lot of history and tradition connected to it. The Vijayanagara kings first started the Dasara celebrations at the Mahanavami Dibba and now our family is continuing the tradition. It is our responsibility to honour the traditions”, he added.