The Maharaja’s Sanskrit school was started by then Maharaja of Mysuru, H.H.Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1868. The Maharaja was an expert in Kannada and Sanskrit languages. He was scholar and a writer and authored the work Sritattvanidhi.
After the demise of H.H.Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, H.H.Chamaraja Wodeyar formally inaugurated the Sanskrit school in 1879. The institute was taken care by Dewan of Mysore, Sri Rangacharlu.
Later it became the center for higher studies in Sanskrit offering graduation and post graduation degrees. It is now known as Government Maharaja Samskrita Maha Patashale. The building is still well maintained (at least from the outside) and is a heritage building of Mysore.
Veda, Agama, and Shastra are taught here in its traditional methods. The library contains very old Sanskrit manuscripts. Due to the vision of the rulers of this region, this ancient Indian language can be learnt to understand the Indian culture that existed a thousand years ago.
Notable alumni of this Sanskrit institution include Mysore M. Vasudevacharya, Dr. S.Radhakrishnan, Prof. S.Hiriyanna, Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wodeyar and Naveenam Venkatesha Shastry.
A separate panel for conducting Sanskrit examinations was established in 1917. In 1950, the Karnataka State Government took over the institute. In 1979, the institute celebrated its centenary year in the presence of Sri B.D Jatti, the then Vice President of India.
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Type of place: Maharaja’s Sanskrit College
Distance: 1 Km from City bus stand
Transport: Well connected by road. You can take auto, tonga, or walk to this place
Facilities: Mysuru has many good staying and eating out options