The Nadda Habba Dasara or Mysore Dasara or ‘Navaratri’ is celebrated with a lot of pomp, spectacle and joy in Mysore. The festivities will be low-key this year as the state government wants to keep it simple due to the farmers’ deaths in the state. All cultural programmes will be restricted to the Mysore Palace and there will only be two cultural programmes a day. On the inaugural day of Navratri, the ‘Rajya Sangeeth Vidwan’ award will also be presented.
13 October 2015 to 22 October 2015
Oct 13: Inauguration at Chamundi Hills
Oct 14 – Oct 21: Cultural programs at palace premises, Jagan Mohan Palace, Kalamandir, etc. On Oct 21, Hungarian dance troupe to perform at palace grounds.
Oct 22: Ayudha Puja and Cultural Programme; Mysore Dasara Procession – Jamboo Savari (elephant procession) where main attraction of this procession is the idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari that sits on top of an elephant; Torchlight parade at grounds at Bannimantap. The traditional Nandi Puja will be offered between 1.10 pm and 1.25 pm. Post that, the floral tributes to the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari placed in the Golden Howdah on top of the elephant will be offered between 3:12 pm and 3:30 pm. Thus begins the ‘Jamboo savari’.
Refer for details: http://www.mysoredasara.org/programme.html
- Tourism: Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Chikkamagalur, Chamarajanagar.
- Royal dynasty: Bijapur, Bangalore, Mysore, Bellary.
- Science and Technology: Hassan, Chitradurga, Bagalkot, Raichur.
- History/folklore: Mandya, Gadag, Haveri, Koppala, Bidar, Tumkur.
- Kannada literature: Shimoga, Belgaum, Udupi, Kolar, Dharwad.
- Regional Special: Gulbarga, Ramnagar, Bangalore rural, Chikkaballapur, Yadgiri
The palace will be illuminated with more than 97,000 light bulbs from 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM from 14th October to 21st October 2015 & from 7.00 PM to 10.00 PM on 22nd October 2015