Statues of Cubbon Park
Bangalore has numerous statues honouring those who had contributed in some measure to the development of the city or the nation. These statues grace the parks, public squares and circles. Bangalore has been impartial in honouring history. It has immortalized in stone and marble, personalities ranging from Statesmen, Politicians, Poets, Philosophers, Architects, Dewans, Kings, Queens and also the lesser known like the humble gardener in Bangalore Palace standing by the Palace Gates.
I wanted to photographs all these statues. To start I selected Cubbon park .
Cubbon Park Hosts 5 magnificent structures
The Queen Victoria
File picture of the queen
The Queen Victoria statue installed (1906) in one corner of the park near the Mahatma Gandhi Circle.
Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.
The statue stands imperiously in front of Cubbon Park. George Frederick Ernest Albert, Prince of Wales & Duke of Cornwall & York unveiled this statue on
the 5th February 1906.
check some interesting reading about this statue in the below link
The King Edward VII
The King Edward VII statue installed (1919) at the North-Western point of the Queen’s park;
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January
1901 until his death in 1910
My friend Santhosh Taking the images of the King with Local Kings … :-)
Sir Mark Cubbon
We are not allowed near this statue as it is pert of High court
Lieutenant-General Sir Mark Cubbon KCB (23 August 1775 – 23 April 1861) was a British army officer with the East India Company who became the British Commissioner of Mysore state in 1834. He retained this office until 1860. He moved the capital from Mysore to Bangalore,helped reform the finances of Mysore, and created a peaceful and prosperous government.
Cubbon Road and Cubbon Park in Bangalore are named for him.
He was also Commissioner for Coorg and Mysore 1834-1861. The statue was unveiled in front of the Karnataka High Court in March 1866 by Lewin Bowring.
Sir K. Sheshadri Iyer
Rajya Dhurandhara Sir K. Sheshadri Iyer statue installed (1913) in front of the Central Library and the statue of Sri. Sir K.S.Sheshadri Iyer: (1883-1901)
The Dewan of Mysore for 18 consecutive years was an illustrious administrator. The staue is situated in front of the State Central Library (also called Cubbon Library). This statue was unveiled by the then Viceroy and Governor General, Lord Charles Baron Hardinge of Penshurst on the November 20, 1913.
Sir K. Seshadri Iyer KCIE (b.1845 – d.September 13, 1901), or Sheshadri Aiyar was an advocate who served as the Dewan of Mysore from 1883 to 1901.
He was the second Dewan of Mysore state since the reinstation of the Wodeyar family on its throne in 1881 and was the longest serving Dewan of the princely state as well. He is regarded by most as the “maker of modern Bangalore”. Seshadri Iyer was the longest serving Diwan of Mysore kingdom and served from 1883 to 1901. Seshadri Iyer established the Kolar gold fields and Victoria Hospital and commissioned the Sivanasamudra hydel-electric power project and Lal Bagh.
My friends ( venu and Santhosh) reviewing the images of Sir K S I
Sir. K S I memorial Hall, Now the city central library.
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Chamarajendra Wodeyar (1863–94)
The great Maharaja of Mysore whose statue is situated in Cubbon Park. Chamarajendra Wodeyar (1927) installed in the central portion of the park near the tennis pavillion with a fairly fountain in the front.
Chama Raja Wadiyar X (also known as Chama Rajendra Wadiyar X) was the ruling Maharaja of Mysore between 1881 and 1894.
Chamaraja Wadiyar was a great patron of arts and music, his court boasted of artists like Veena Subbanna, Veena Seshanna, K. Vasudevacharya, Veena Padmanabiah, Mysore Karigiri Rao and Bidaram Krishnappa among others. The Maharaja was a violin virtuoso himself and used to provide accompaniment daily to Veena Subbanna’s vocal and Veena Sheshanna’s veena performances you can see the statues of King in Mysore also.