KARNATAKA

FESTIVALS

DASARAH

DASARAH IS CELEBRATED VERY GRANDNESS AND PROUDNESS. IT IS ONE OF THE BEST CELEBRATED FESTIVALS IN MYSORE, KARNATAKA.



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STORY BEHIND DASARAH

Mysore Dasara is the Nadahabba of the state of Karnataka. It is also called Navaratri and is a 10-day festival with the last day being Vijayadashami, the most auspicious day of Dasara. Dasara usually falls in the month of September or October. According to a legend,Vijayadashami denotes the victory of truth over evil and was the day when the Hindu Goddess Chamundeshwari killed the demon Mahishasura.


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HOW DASARAH IS CELEBRATED ??????

DASARAH IS BIGGEST FESTIVAL IN MYSORE. THERE IS A PROCESSION IN STREETS OF MYSORE CITY. THERE ARE 8 TO 9 ELEPHANTS WALKING TOGETHER AND THE ELEPHANT IN THE MIDDLE HAS THE GODESS CHAMUNDESHWARI'S IDLE MADE OF GOLD { WEIGHING UPTO 75-100KG }. THERE WILL BE SOME DANCE SHOWS, PEOPLE WITH FANCY DRESS ETC.