Dasara 2017

Dasara jumbos head back to jungle camps
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Dasara jumbos head back to jungle camps

Mysuru: Dasara elephants that were the cynosure of all eyes since a month, moved back to their respective camps this morning with a promise that they would return next year. They began their journey along with Mahouts, Kavadis and their families at around 11.30 am and were escorted by Forest Department vehicles till the city…

Lakhs witness Jumboo Savari
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Lakhs witness Jumboo Savari

Mysuru: The tenth day of the 407th Dasara Celebration was bathed in a sea of humanity, as the procession that began from the Balarama Gate of the iconic Mysore Palace and reached the Bannimantap Grounds, went off peacefully with even the Rain Gods appeasing. Chief Minister Siddharamaiah and other dignitaries performed puja to the Nandi…

Torchlight Parade enthrals audience
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Torchlight Parade enthrals audience

Mysuru: The torchlight Parade at the sprawling Bannimantap Grounds brought down curtains for the 10-day Dasara festival last night. The dazzling torchlight parade with laser display and spectacular fireworks were a visual delight to thousands of spectators. The event got off to a start after Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala took salute from the contingents,…

Yaduveer conducts Vijaya Yatre
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Yaduveer conducts Vijaya Yatre

Mysuru: Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar took out a Vijaya Yatre on Vijayadashami at the Palace premises yesterday. Seated in a silver chariot drawn by cattle, he went around the Palace and offered Banni Puja at Sri Bhuvaneshwari Temple. The people who had already gathered in huge numbers in the premises, cheered and greeted him. The…

Rain gives break for Vijayadashami
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Rain gives break for Vijayadashami

Mysuru: The heavy rains which pounded the city for most of the week, however gave a break for yesterday’s Jumboo Savari procession, much to the delight of thousands of people who had gathered along the 5km procession route. Although the clouds loomed large over the city since morning, it scattered for sometime giving a huge…

CM offers puja to Nandi Dhwaja
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CM offers puja to Nandi Dhwaja

Traditional launch Mysuru: Chief Minister Siddharamaiah launched the traditional 407th Dasara celebration by offering puja to Nandi Dhwaja near the Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple in front of the Balarama Gate, here yesterday. The Chief Minister, who arrived at the venue along with his colleagues around 2.15 pm, offered the puja during the  Shuba Makara Lagna by…

Folk troupes showcase various traditions
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Folk troupes showcase various traditions

Mysuru: Various folk troupes from across the State, which participated in the Jumboo Savari yesterday, mesmerised lakhs of spectators who had come to witness the grand finale, through their art, which showcased the rich tradition and culture of the State. About 40 folk troupes took part in the procession, which commenced from the Mysore Palace…

Tableaux add sparkle
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Tableaux add sparkle

Mysuru: Yesterday’s Jumboo Savari was a treat to watch with Arjuna, the Howdah Elephant, carrying the 750-Kg Golden Howdah with the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari on the Raja Marga from Mysore Palace to Bannimantap Ground. However, adding glitter to the grand procession was the tableaux representing various districts, boards and corporations. This year 40 tableaux…

R-Day Parade model just a pipe dream
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R-Day Parade model just a pipe dream

Mysuru: There is hardly any city in the country, which celebrates the ten-day Dasara festival with the same pomp, pageantry, razzmatazz, culture and history all rolled into one like the one in Mysuru. The 407-year-old Dasara celebrations started by Raja Wadiyar in Srirangapatna, has moved from dynasty-ruled festival to Nada Habba or people’s festival. However,…

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