Dasara Festival in Mysore, Karnataka

Dasara a festival which is grandly celebrated in mysore. It is often called as naada habba in karnataka state

Dasara is one of the most prominent festivals of South India that is celebrated throughout India as a remark of victory of good over evil. In South India it is the victory of Goddess Chamundeeswari or Durga over Mahishasura and in North it is the victory of Rama over Ravana. This year (2010) Mysore Dasara festival is celebrated from 8th October to 17th October.

Mysore Dasara is celebrated for ten days out of which nine are celebrated as Navarathri that means nine dedicated sacred nights to Goddess Trio i.e. Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi. The tenth is celebrated as Dasara festival.

On Mahanavami, the 9th day of Navarathri Royal Sword is taken on a procession by elephants, camels etc.

Mysore in Karnataka is the center of attraction for this festival in South India. The celebrations of Dasara festival were first started by King Raja Wodeyar I in 1610.

Dasara is otherwise known as Naada habba in Mysore. On Dasara day Mysore, the City of Palaces is illuminated with lights and celebrated in a grand manner as Dasara festival is the State and Royal festival.

The tourist attractions include torch lights parade, grand procession of Goddess Chamundeshwari on a decorated elephant by royal couple, food festivals, musical and dance events, and sports events.

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