Bengaluru: Setting at rest all speculations on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mysuru for Dasara procession on Oct.5, it is learnt that the Chief Minister’s Office in Bengaluru has received a communiqué from the PM’s Office that Modi will not be arriving for Dasara celebrations in Mysuru.
Reacting to media reports on PM’s visit here on Thursday, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that there is no certainty on Modi’s visit. This apart, the PM’s Office has not yet confirmed the participation of the PM in any other programmes in the State during Dasara, he added.
Earlier, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha had said in Mysuru that PM Modi may inaugurate the grand Dasara Jumboo Savari procession on Oct.5. Maintaining that the PMO had called him a couple of days ago to enquire about Dasara dates and programmes, Simha contended that the enquiry had made him think that the Prime Minister was interested in taking part in Dasara. Also, he had believed that the PM may have an intention of inaugurating Dasara procession as he had made a vow on having darshan of Goddess Chamundeshwari again when he visited the Hill temple during his visit for the World Yoga Day event held in Mysuru in June this year, Simha pointed out.
Navarathri is celebrated as Dasara in Mysore. This festival is for the entire family.
Narendra Modi is a single man with no family. He abandoned his wife years ago.
Wrong am for inauguration and also to pontificate about ancient Indian culture to foreign leaders.
There was news that the new president of India, the tribal woman Mumuru will inaugurate.
is that not going to happen? Starnge leaders and strange third world country
Ridiculous to have revived this Dasara and the Jamboo Savari, in 1980, when the last Durbar and Dasra were held in 1969, with JC Wadiyar , a very ill person conducting Durbar.
Darara and Durbar were together as the events in Wadiyars’period. Jamboo Savari and the teppotsava on the Chamundi Hill completing this festive period.
We had thriving business in this city as we located a branch in the city reflecting the best parts of our main business in Bombay.
You cannot simply replace Jamboo Savari with a Wadiyar in the houdah atop the elephant and the procession to Banni Mantap, which was then a nice remote place, with the Goddess idol, and corrupt politicians participating , and the procession ending in today’s Banni Mantap, a congested , filthy and factories-rich dump as the destination.
Mysore is not what it was before decades ago. Chamundui Hill is well developed and looks like a part of Nilgiris, in terms of is lop-sided development. More a mini town on the Hill.
The Palace lighting with a vast empty space without the Durbar participants.
Exhibition held in a former large lake space, whose water was drained out decades ago, and was a cow grazing and dhobhi ghat.
Nothing special about this event, except these days, it spreads the Covid variant infections.
Just drop this nonsensical jamboree.
Correction: have revived this Dasara and the Jamboo Savari, in 1975.
After the last Dasara and Durbar in 1969, it was rightly decided to stop the Dasara celbrations
Then Devaraje Urs, the Congress CM, very corrupt authoritarian, and a late disciple of Indira Gandhi, revived it, seeing that he and his miniSters could pocket money through many contracts for the event. But, Devaraje Urs is now feted as a progressive CM! The secret why he was progressive was that in the name of improvement bof Mysore and elsewhere, he got his share of money. He installed a fellow Urs as the VC of the UOM, he was even by the very corrupt UOM standards, was massively corrupt!
Mysoreans, most of them are non-Mysore born,Northies,and from other states, thanks to Murthy’s INFOSYs IT sweatshop training institute and others so called software companies, where IT techies sweat to do coding , a cheap labour outsourced to them by Western companies, do not mind if bearded Narendra Modi dons a crown , dressed and sat on the golden houdah atop the elephant in the procession, Modi’s jamboo savari!
Infact the caterpillar moustached Lingayat Bommai, and the destructive villain MP Simha will want Modi’s jamboo savari. So will be the SOM!
They should be careful, as when Kuruba Siddaramaiah becomes the CM, he will want Rahul Gandhi’s jamboo savari too!
Modi on the old golden houdha on the elephant in which had 2 seats-one front in which JC Wadiyar’s uncle or relative used to sit and behind him was seated JC Wadiyar in the procession.
Bring the same golden houdha on the elephant, in which Amrit Shah will sit in front and in the back with his Marwari turban with a long tail at the back ( just like Marwari loan sharks who hunt the hapless borrowers) with a BJP style decoration will be Modiji, all the way to the Banni Mantap and back!!
That would put smiles on his BJP chelas including Bommai and MP Simha.
Ofcourse, when Congress qwins, and Rahul becomes the president , it will be his turnto sit on the golden houdha on the elephant in the procession. In the front of this houdha, will be his sister seated. Sonia Gnadhi following in a bullet proof Mercedes.
The above is the ‘Grand Dasara, which Ballal, the dimwiited columnist and Mr Ganapathy, of the SOM, an ardent admirer of Narendra Modi, will want.
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