Tag: Dasara 2019

Gravel Fest Autocross Race draws 100 racers
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Gravel Fest Autocross Race draws 100 racers

October 13, 2019

Mysuru: As part of Dasara Festival, Automotive Sports Club of Mysuru (ASCOM) in association with Department of Tourism had organised Gravel Fest Autocross Race at the Lalitha Mahal Helipad Grounds here this morning. Over 7,000 adventure enthusiasts gathered to see cars zooming on dirt-and-gravel tracks. Dirt roads provided a perfect sanctuary for a gravel rider….

Chamundeshwari Rathotsava held amidst a sea of devotees
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Chamundeshwari Rathotsava held amidst a sea of devotees

October 13, 2019

Mysuru: Chamundeshwari Rathotsava, the first event atop Chamundi Hill post Vijayadashami, was held this morning in the presence of thousands of devotees who had flocked the hill temple right from early morning to seek the blessings of the presiding deity. Titular head of the Mysore Royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar launched the Ratha in…

Jumbo Spectacle
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Jumbo Spectacle

October 9, 2019

Mysuru: Many worlds of one city unveiled at the Jumboo Savari last evening with caparisoned elephants in the lead, marking the culmination of the grand finale of the ten-day Dasara festivities. This is 409th Dasara that was started in the Mysuru region by Raja Wadiyar at Srirangapatna in 1610 and subsequently taken over by democratically…

Cleaning drive begins after Jamboree
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Cleaning drive begins after Jamboree

October 9, 2019

Mysuru: A day after a successful Jumboo Savari, Pourakarmikas swung into action as early as 7 am today to clear garbage and waste littered on the procession route and the roads of Raja Marga and surrounding areas.  Pourakarmikas were seen clearing fruit juice sachets, plastic, chappals, sugarcane leftovers and other waste at the Chamaraja Wadiyar…

Golden Howdah tilts as novice Mahout angers Arjuna
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Golden Howdah tilts as novice Mahout angers Arjuna

October 9, 2019

Mysuru: Last evening, while the 750-kg Golden Howdah was being fastened on Arjuna, the Tusker swayed its head vigorously causing the Howdah to tilt to one side. Panicked by this incident, a couple of Mahouts, who were on top of Arjuna, pacified him and Arjuna diligently obeyed the orders.  The Howdah carried the idol of…

A reporter’s Dasara Diary
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A reporter’s Dasara Diary

October 9, 2019

Mysuru: Though Jumboo Savari and Torchlight Parade, the finale combo of Dasara festival, apparently went on peacefully without a glitch, it was not without a couple of sidelights indicating inconvenience to people. Here are a few incidents that captured the attention of Star of Mysore reporters and photographer. Crashing through barricades With crowd becoming unmanageable,…

Karnataka’s ethnicities highlighted in Folk Extravaganza
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Karnataka’s ethnicities highlighted in Folk Extravaganza

October 9, 2019

Mysuru: Jumboo Savari is not only about caparisoned elephants taking part in the procession but it is also an opportunity for the State Government to highlight vibrant Karnataka which is blend of different ethnicities and culture. Folk artistes from various parts of the State, who had descended in Mysuru, gave a glimpse of various folk…

Tableaux Display Cultural Opulence
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Tableaux Display Cultural Opulence

October 9, 2019

Mysuru ZP pays tribute to Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Mysuru: Visitors at Mysore Palace and people assembled throughout the Dasara Procession route were enlightened and educated about different culture and tradition, history, folklore, local attractions and also about various schemes and welfare programmes announced by both State and Central Governments through tableaux which were a part…

Light, stunt display marks end of Dasara
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Light, stunt display marks end of Dasara

October 9, 2019

Governor receives salute from marching contingents Mysuru: Tent pegging by the Mounted Police personnel, laser show, daredevil stunts by Indian Army personnel, torchlight parade by Police probationers from Hassan Police Training School, cultural programmes and colourful fireworks marked the end of the 10-day Dasara festivities in city yesterday. After the Jumboo Savari concluded at Torchlight…

Police get thumbs-up for security arrangements
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Police get thumbs-up for security arrangements

October 9, 2019

Mysuru: Even as the 10-day Dasara festival drew to a close, the City Police got a thumbs-up for the security arrangements for the smooth conduct of Jumboo Savari on Tuesday, marking the culmination of the festival. Lakhs of people had thronged the entire procession route covering about 5 km, to witness the Jumboo Savari and…

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