Candy Man; St. Philomena’s Church, Mysore


Cotton Candy Man outside St. Philomena’s Church in Mysore on a Sunday.


The great thing about this Church is that it was built by the Hindu Maharajah of Mysore for his Christian subjects. Religious tolerance is one of the greatest features of the Wodeyar ruling family. This dynasty has been ruling in this region for the last six hundred years except for a brief period of nearly thirty years when Muslim Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan reigned and persecuted Hindus.

Although the Kings are not recognized by the Government of India, the people revere and adore their King.

2 thoughts on “Candy Man; St. Philomena’s Church, Mysore

    1. You will be surprised to know that India is the largest democracy in the world. Our parliamentary system is based on British lines with a lower and upper house and a Prime Minister and his cabinet. The President in our case is a symbolic Head instead of the powerful President in the US. The Wodeyars were cursed by the Queen they took their throne from an earlier dynasty and thus for the last six hundred years have had difficulty in giving birth to an heir apparent. The new king is also adopted for Kingship. This curse seems to have really worked.


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