Color Filled Festivities Of Mysore Dussehra - 2021

Dussehra - Festival of Victory

India is the land of festivity and fairs. Dussehra is one of the most celebrated festivals. 

Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is one of the most important festivals celebrated in various forms across India. Though there are multiple beliefs based on which Dussehra has different reasons to celebrate. Northern parts of India celebrate this festival for rejoicing the victory of Ram over Ravana. Wherein eastern and southern parts of India celebrate this festival, to mark the day, when according to Hindu legends, Goddess Durga defeated and killed the demon, Mahishasura.

 



Dussehra In Mysore


The grandeur of Karnataka can be witnessed in its full glory during the Mysore Dussehra festivities. This 10-day festival is celebrated with great pomp and show, attracting tourists from far and wide. With magnificent processions, cultural events, fairs, and exhibitions, Mysuru Dussehra is India’s most extraordinary Dussehra celebration. The festival is celebrated during Navratri and reaches a grand finale on Vijayadashmi.
Whether you are a religious soul or love to explore different cultures and regions, 
Mysuru Dussehra will delight you to the core. Mysore celebrates Dussehra with lot of pomp n show, from the grandeur with which people mark this festival to the royalty that surrounds these festivities, Dussehra of Mysore simply can't be missed. It has been about 400 years since the Mysore Dussehra festival was first inaugurated by Raja Wodeyar, and till date, the Royals have managed to maintain the tradition. Even the celebrations still have that regal touch of the old days!

Being the cultural capital - Mysore, the festival begins on a grand note by offering prayers at the Chamundeshwari Temple, which is then followed by its inauguration at Amba Villas Palace.

During this 10 days celebration, Mysore is all lit up, dancing on the tunes of good fate, and welcomes you wholeheartedly to join the Royalty.
This year it is the 408th year of this ritual. Celebrating Dussehra is in the legacy of the Wodeyar Dynasty. A History that dates back to 16th century, is enough in itself to boast upon. 


Highlights Of Dussehra


Lights All Around - Mysore Palace


The whole city is decked up with Royalty. The Mysore palace wears more than 100000 light bulbs and looks like a mini sky, you can feel that stars have assembled around this palace and twinkling with whole zeal in happiness. The palace is the royal residence of the city, the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore, and the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty. Located in the heart of the city, facing the Chamundi Hills, the palace showcases Indo-Saracenic architecture that also shows elements of Rajput, Hindu, Mughal, and Gothic styles.


Jambo Savari


The elephant procession, one of the most prominent events. During this procession, 12 elephants adorned in colorful attire, their trunks covered in real gold are taken around the streets. One of them carries Chamundeshwari’s idol atop a golden mandap. It begins from the Mysore Palace to Bannimantap. Various traditional dances, musicals performances and displays of swordsmanship can be witnessed throughout the procession – indeed a sight to behold. As it travels through the city streets, it spreads avidity and joy throughout the city.





Apart from these, there is a lot to hog upon, like bike show, torch parade, fireworks, cultural programs, Durga puja, exhibitions, food fairs, Flower show, heritage tours, wrestling and so n so forth.


How to Reach Mysore


By Road- If you are located near and around Mysore then you can drive or book a cab, both will be convenient options. 


By Air/Train/Bus -The Nearest airport is in Bangalore, which is approximately 200km away from where one can book a cab, or train or bus, these are the direct facilities to reach Mysore.



The Mysuru Dussehra Festival is an all-encompassing experience for all the tourists visiting the city at this time. This year, the festival will begin on October 7. So, get ready to indulge in awe-inspiring festivities and colorful surroundings. After all, celebrating Dussehra in Mysore might be the most memorable experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.


 

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