Mysore is the former Capital of the
erstwhile Wodeyars and the state of Mysore. Mysore is also known as the City
of Palaces. Abode of untold grandeur and glory, where the rich heritage of
the Wodeyars is carefully preserved to this day in its magnificent palaces,
gardens, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There
is an old world charm about the city that
reaches out and leaves no one untouched. Mysore, or
Mahishur as it was called in the past, traces its history back to the
mythical past, when Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hills killed the
wicked buffalo-headed demon, Mahishasura.
Exhibition is arranged in the Doddakere Maidana,
by the Karnataka Exhibition Authority, where the
public and private sector industries, leading
business establishments, State Government
departments put up their stalls to promote
industrial and corporate business for months.
Mysore also has associations with the
Mahabharatha and King Ashoka of 3rd century B.C. During the Wodeyar rule,
Mysore reached the zenith of its glory as a fabled center of oriental
splendor. Hyder Ali and his valiant son Tippu Sultan are notable figures in
the history of the land. They expanded the Mysore kingdom on an
unprecedented scale and by their resistance against the British, became
personages of world fame.