posted by chandramoulesh G K on 10/15/2010 07:38:00 PM | Permalink >> 1 Comments
Mysore Dasara is a state festival of Karnataka, it is celebrated for 10 days. Dasara or Vijayadashami, the last day of Navaratri is a jubilant festival to mark the conclusion of Mysore Dasara festival.
Mysore Dasara 2010 starts on October 8th and ends on October 17th. In 2010, it marks the 400th year of celebrations. Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple is one of the Astadasha Shakti peetham (18 popular Shakti temples).
The procession of elephants (Ambari), exhibitions of handicrafts and artifacts, air show, wrestling competitions, Jambu Savari, Food mela, etc are the most popular events and celebrations of Mysore Dasara.
Vijayadashami being the last day of the celebrations, a grand Jamboo Savari/procession passes through the streets of the city. The main attraction here is the idol of the goddess Chamundeshwari placed in the golden howdah on top of the Ambaari aane/elephant seat. The golden howdah is made using 80Kgs of gold. In the glorious past, when the kings ruled the state of Mysore, the kings used to sit in the howdah during the procession.
The procession is inaugurated in a traditional way by worshipping the Nandi Dhwaja (a sacred pole) at the Balarama Gate of Mysore Palace. A 21 gun salute booms at the palace grounds.
- At October 17, 2010 at 7:24 PM, said...
Thanks for the video, enjoyed it.