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Monday, August 06, 2007

Mysore small clock tower

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The small clock tower known as the "chik gadyara" meaning small clock was constructed during the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV.

The clock tower was constructed in the honour of Lord Dufferin, the British Viceroy of India. Lord Dufferin was the viceroy of India from 1884 to 1888. The Indian National Congress was founded during his term in 1885.

Being one of the best diplomats of his times, he was able to appease both the conservative anglo-indians and the nationalists during his term as the Viceroy.

The clock tower is still operational and displays the correct time. Located in front of the entrance to Devraja market, it is situated in Sivrampet.

The clock tower was also renovated when the Devraja market was renovated following collapse of certain sections of the market.

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