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‘Theppotsava’ at Devikere
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‘Theppotsava’ at Devikere

The ‘Theppotsava’ of Goddess Chamundeshwari at the Devikere in Chamundi Hill last evening marked the last leg of Dasara-2017. The idol of the deity, placed in a mantap on a boat, went around the lake thrice, providing a visual treat for the devotees. A procession of the deity was held atop the Hill as a…

Dasara rush: Visitors hit tourist spots, gate collections surge
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Dasara rush: Visitors hit tourist spots, gate collections surge

Mysuru: Every year Dasara is a big holiday season in Mysuru and tourists throng the city especially on the last two days — Ayudha Puja and Vijayadashami when the grand Dasara procession is held. This year, with extended holidays adding to the leisure of the people, the regular tourist hot spots like the Palace, KRS…

Upset over being slighted, Sannappa decides to leave Arjuna
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Upset over being slighted, Sannappa decides to leave Arjuna

Mysuru: Dasara Jumboo Savari has ended on a grand note but there is a simmering discontent among Mahouts as the Forest Department ignored one eligible Mahout and chose a less-experienced Mahout to steer Arjuna, the Howdah-elephant. And that is why the Department officials did not disclose the name of Arjuna’s Mahout till the last moment,…

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…

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