Yelandur estate

Estate of Yelandur or Yelandur Jagir was an estate in the erstwhile State of Mysore of Madras Presidency. At present it is located in the Chamarajanagara district in the Indian state of Karnataka..The town of Yelandur was the administrative headquarters.[1]

Yelandur Estate
Jagir of Kingdom of Mysore and later British India
• 1901
264 km2 (102 sq mi)
• 1901
• Established
• Abolition of the estate
Succeeded by


On 27 November 1807 Yelandur was given in jagir by the British Government to Dewan Purnaiah in recognition of his services as Dewan of Mysore Kingdom at a special Durbar 1807. Shri Krishna Charya Purnaiya was the first Jagirdar of the estate.[2] The jagir consisted of 46 villages.[3]

The last holder of the estate, Raghavendra Rao Purnaiya, was awarded compensation by the State Government under the provisions of the Karnataka (Personal and Miscellaneous) Inams Abolition Act, 1954.[4]

Jagirdars/Rulers of YelandurEdit

The rulers of Yelandur estate were

  • Purnaiah — (1807–1812)
  • Anantharamappa — (1812–1825)
  • Srinivasa Murthy — (1825–1830)
  • Narasingha Rao Krishnamurthy — (1830–1858)
  • Sir P. N. Krishnamurti — (1858–1911), also Dewan of Mysore (1901–1906)
  • Narasingha Rao Purniah — (1911–1920)
  • Nagaraja Rao Purnaiya — (1920–1960) — accession in 1956
  • Raghavendra Rao Purnaiya — (1960–2001)


  1. ^ Yelandur Estate
  2. ^ B. L. Rice (2001). Gazetteer of Mysore. Asian Educational Services. p. 318. In1807 yelandur was given as jagir by British government in recognition of services as dewan and regent during the minority of Raja
  3. ^ Artha Vijnana, Volume 13, Issues 1-2. Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. 1970. p. 130. The jagir granted to Purniya in 1807 as a reward for his meritorious services to the state was the largest single grant during the period.This consisted of 46 villages
  4. ^ Aditya Sondhi. The Order of the Crest: Tracing the Alumni of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore (1865–2015). Penguin UK. p. 81. Retrieved 18 December 2014.