Dasara

Sri Chamundeshwari Devi

Mysore Dasara is the Nadahabba (state-festival) of the state of Karnataka in India. It is also called Navaratri (Nava-ratri = nine-nights) and is a 10-day called as Durga pooja, 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. Mahishasura is the demon whose slaying by the Goddess gave the name Mysore. The city of Mysore has a long tradition of celebrating the Dasara festival with utter grandeur and pomp to mark this day and the festivities there are an elaborate affair, attracting a large audience including foreigners. The Dasara festival completed 400th anniversary in year 2010.

Mysore Palace lightings
Chamundi Hills Bull Temple
Mysore lightings

Royal family and Dasara

The Wodeyars of Mysore continued the Dasara Festival, initially by Raja Wodeyar I (1578-1617 CE) in the year 1610 at Srirangapatna. The Mysore Palace is illuminated on all the 10 days of Dasara. Chamundi Hill at Mysore. This would be followed by a special durbar (royal assembly). It was during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in the year 1805, when the king started the tradition of having a special durbar in the Mysore Palace during Dasara; which was attended by members of the royal family, special invitees, officials and the masses. After the death of Srikanta Wadiyar in December 2013, this tradition has been continued by placing the “Pattada Katti” (royal sword) on the golden throne. Yaduveer was adopted by Maharani Pramoda Devi Wadiyar as her son and the ceremony took place on the 23rd of February 2015. Consequent to his adoption, he became the natural son of "Sri Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar" and "Smt Pramoda Devi Wadiyar" and he was formally renamed "Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar"and his coronation ceremony took place on May 28, 2015. The ninth day of Dasara called as Mahanavami is also an auspicious day on which the royal sword is worshipped and is taken on a procession involving elephants, camels and horses.



Lighting at Mysore Palace

The main attraction of the ten-day Mysore Dasara festival is the Mysore Palace which is illuminated daily with nearly 100,000 light bulbs from 7 pm to 10 pm on all days of the festival. Nearly ₹10 million is spent towards maintenance of its illumination alone every year. Various cultural and religious programs highlighting the dance, music and culture of the State of Karnataka are performed in front of the illuminated Palace.



Dasara Royal procession
Dasara Procession
Mysore Palace

Procession

On Vijayadashami, the traditional Dasara procession (locally known as Jumboo Savari) is held on the streets of Mysore city. The main attraction of this procession is the idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari which is placed on a golden mantapa (which is around 750 kilograms of gold) on the top of a decorated elephant. This idol is worshipped by the royal couple and other invitees before it is taken around in the procession. Colourful tableaux, dance groups, music bands, decorated elephants, horses and camels form a part of the procession which starts from the Mysore Palace and culminates at a place called Bannimantap where the banni tree (Prosopis spicigera) is worshipped


Jumboo Savari

In Mysore, India, the Vijayadashami Elephant procession during Mysore Dasara is called Jumbo Savari (from the British during their control of Mysore State). The original name to this procession is Jumbi Savari ("going to the Shami (Banni) tree"). Now Goddess Chamundeshwari is taken in procession on an Elephant. But the "Jumbo" name is still intact.


Torch light Parade

After the Jamboo Savari, a torchlight parade takes place in the evening at the Bannimantap Parade Grounds.


Other Speciality of Dasara

Food Mela

Yuva Dasara

Flower Show


Exhibitions/Culturals

Major attraction during Dasara is the Art & cultural programs and Dasara exhibition which is held in the exhibition grounds opposite to the Mysore Palace.


"Dasara 2017"-Schedule

21 September 2017 to 30 September 2017

Mysore Dasara is the "Nadahabba" or the State-Festival of the State of Karnataka, called as "Navaratri" meaning Nine-Nights, a 10-day festival, celebrated with utmost spectacle and joy in the city of Mysore. The Dasara festival have a rich history of more than 400 years tradition , the schedule and cultural programs as follows:


21-09-2017

Inauguration on 21st September 2017.

Dasara Cultural Programmes at Mysuru Palace

• 6:00 PM 6:30PM | Nadswara | Performers : Vidwan. Yadhukumar and troupe, Mysuru
• 6:30PM- 7:00PM | Inauguration of cultural events | Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah
• 7:30PM- 8:30PM | Dasara Vikasa Vaibhava (Dance Drama) | Performers : Prabhath artists, Bengaluru
• 8:30PM-10:00PM | Mahishamardhini (Dance Drama) | Performers : Vidwan Sudhachandran


Dasara Sports

• 11AM | Sports Baton inauguration | Venue : Sri Chamundeshwari temple, Chamundi Hill
• 4PM | Dasara sports meet inauguration | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

Dasara Wrestling

• 8:00 AM : Body Weight Checking | Two Divisional Tournaments : 17 Years below & 17 Years Above. Total 8 Weights: 50 – 57 KG, 61KG, 65 KG, 70K, 74 KG, 86KG, 94KG & 95_+ KG • 3:30 PM : Inauguration & Tournament.


Yoga Dasara

• 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM | Dasara Yoga Jyoti March | In the presence of People practicing & interested in Yoga, Yoga well wishers, Students, Public | Venue : Maharaja Oval Grounds, Mysuru


22-09-2017

Dasara Cultural Programmes at Mysuru Palace

• 6:00PM-7:00PM | Sitar-Sarangi (jugalbandi) | Performers : Pandit Ankush Nayak (Sitar) Ustad Faiyaz Khan (Sarangi) Ustad Rafique Khan (Sitar)
• 7:00PM-8:00PM | Hindustani music concert | Performers : Pandit M Venkatesh Kumar, Dharwad
• 8:00PM-10:PM | Classical Dance | Performers : Classical dancer/actress Shobana, Chennai


Dasara Sports

• Morning to Evening | Athletics | Venue : Chamundivihar synthetic track
• Morning to Evening | Basketball | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium
• Morning to Evening | Ball badminton | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium
• Morning to Evening | Football | Venue : University of Mysore football ground
• Morning to Evening | Ball badminton | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium
• Morning to Evening | Gymnastic | Venue : Chamundivihar indoor stadium
• Morning to Evening | Hockey | Venue : Chamundivihar, Hockey Astro Turf
• Morning to Evening | Handball | Venue : Chamundivihar Handball court
• Morning to Evening | Kabaddi | Venue : Chamundivihar Kabaddi stadium
• Morning to Evening | Kho-Kho | Venue : Chamundivihar Kho Kho stadium
• Morning to Evening | Netball | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium
• Morning to Evening | Swimming | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium
• Morning to Evening | Shuttle Badminton | Venue : Chamundivihar Indoor stadium
• Morning to Evening | Tennis | Venue : Mysuru Tennis Club, Chamarajpuram
• Morning to Evening | Table Tennis | Venue : Rotary West School, Saraswathipuram
• Morning to Evening | Throwball | Venue : Chamundivihar Stadium
• Morning to Evening | Volleyball | Venue : Chamundivihar Stadium
• 6.30PM | Body building (Male) weight category | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium


Dasara Wrestling

• 8:00 AM : Mysuru First Division Level Boys Wrestling Tournament
• 8:00 AM : 9th State Level Women Wrestling Tournament and Weight Checking Programme


Farmers Dasara

• 9.30 AM | Inauguration of Farmers Dasara Procession | Inauguration By Hon’ble District In-charge Minister & PWD Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, Bengaluru.| Venue : Kote Anjaneya Swami Temple, Palace premises, Mysuru.
• 10.30 AM | Inauguration of Farmers Dasara Exhibition | Inauguration By Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, Bengaluru. | Venue : J.K. Grounds, Mysuru
• 11.00 AM | Inauguration of Farmers Dasara Stage Programme | Inauguration By Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, Bengaluru. | Venue : Platinum Jubilee Hall, J.K. Grounds, Mysuru.


23-09-2017

Dasara Cultural Programmes at Mysuru Palace

• 6:00PM-7:00PM | Siddhi (Yoga Dance) | Performers : Vidwan Yamini Muthanna, Bengaluru

• 7:00PM-8:00PM | Buddham Sharanam (Dance Drama) | Performers : Ganabarathi music –dance school, Mysuru

• 8:00PM-10:00PM | Hindustani Music concert | Performers : Vidwan Shubha Mudgal, New Delhi


Dasara Sports

• Morning to Evening | Athletics | Venue : Chamundivihar synthetic track

• Morning to Evening | Basketball | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

•Morning to Evening | Ball badminton | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

• Morning to Evening | Football | Venue : University of Mysore football ground

• Morning to Evening | Ball badminton | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

• Morning to Evening | Gymnastic | Venue : Chamundivihar indoor stadium

•Morning to Evening | Hockey | Venue : Chamundivihar, Hockey Astro Turf

• Morning to Evening | Handball | Venue : Chamundivihar Handball court

• Morning to Evening | Kabaddi | Venue : Chamundivihar Kabaddi stadium

• Morning to Evening | Kho-Kho | Venue : Chamundivihar Kho Kho stadium

• Morning to Evening | Netball | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

• Morning to Evening | Swimming | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

•Morning to Evening | Shuttle Badminton | Venue : Chamundivihar Indoor stadium

•Morning to Evening | Tennis | Venue : Mysuru Tennis Club, Chamarajpuram

•Morning to Evening | Table Tennis | Venue : Rotary West School, Saraswathipuram

• Morning to Evening | Throwball | Venue : Chamundivihar Stadium

• Morning to Evening | Volleyball | Venue : Chamundivihar Stadium

• 6.30PM | Body building (Male) height category | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium


Dasara Wrestling

•8:00 AM : 9th State Level Women Wrestling Tournament

•8:00 AM : 35th State Level Men & Boys Wrestling Tournament Participants Weight Checking Programme


Farmers Dasara,Farmers Dasara Sports Meet

1. Hopping with a Gunny Bag, 2. Stone Ball Lifting, 3. Running with a fertilizer bag, 4. Lemon & Spoon, 5. Running with a water-pot | Venue : J.K. Grounds, Mysuru

24-09-2017

*Dasara Cultural Programmes at Mysuru Palace


• 6:00PM-7:00PM | Odissi Dance | Performers : Vidwan Rumindhar Khurana, Mumbai

• 7:00PM-8:00PM | Sarod concert | Performers : Pandit Rajeev Taranath,Mysuru

•8:00PM-10:00PM | Sufi Music | Performers : Ustad Lakhwinder Wadali, Amritsar


Dasara Sports

•Morning to Evening | Athletics | Venue : Chamundivihar synthetic track

•Morning to Evening | Basketball | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

•Morning to Evening | Ball badminton | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

• Morning to Evening | Football | Venue : University of Mysore football ground

• Morning to Evening | Ball badminton | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

•Morning to Evening | Gymnastic | Venue : Chamundivihar indoor stadium

• Morning to Evening | Hockey | Venue : Chamundivihar, Hockey Astro Turf

• Morning to Evening | Handball | Venue : Chamundivihar Handball court

•Morning to Evening | Kabaddi | Venue : Chamundivihar Kabaddi stadium

• Morning to Evening | Kho-Kho | Venue : Chamundivihar Kho Kho stadium

•Morning to Evening | Netball | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

• Morning to Evening | Swimming | Venue : Chamundivihar stadium

•Morning to Evening | Shuttle Badminton | Venue : Chamundivihar Indoor stadium

• Morning to Evening | Tennis | Venue : Mysuru Tennis Club, Chamarajpuram

•Morning to Evening | Table Tennis | Venue : Rotary West School, Saraswathipuram

• Morning to Evening | Throwball | Venue : Chamundivihar Stadium

•Morning to Evening | Volleyball | Venue : Chamundivihar Stadium

•6.30AM | Half Marathon ( Online registration for Half Marathon : Click Here ) | Venue : University of Mysore sports pavilion

• 4PM | Valedictory function of Dasara sports meet | Venue : Chamundivihar Stadium


Dasara Wrestling

•24th & 25th, September | 8:00 AM | 35th State Level Men & Boys Wrestling Tournament


Farmers Dasara

•24/09/17 | 5.00 PM | State level cow milking competition/prize distribution and closing ceremony of Farmers Dasara | Inauguration By Sri A. Manju, Hon’ble Animal Husbandry & Sericulture Minister, Govt. of Karnataka. | Venue : Venue


Yoga Dasara

•6.00 AM – 8.00 AM | Yogotsava In the presence of People practicing & interested in Yoga, Yoga well wishers, Students, Public | Venue : Mysuru Palace Premises

25-09-2017

Dasara Cultural Programmes at Mysuru Palace

• 6:00PM-8:00PM | Police Band | Performers : Karnataka Police

• 8:00PM-8:30PM | Mohiniyattam/ Kuchipudi | Performers : South Zone Cultural centre, Thanjavur

• 8:30PM-9:30PM | Fusion Music | Performers : Pandit Prakash Sontakki and troupe, Bengaluru

• 9:30PM-10:00PM | Dance Drama on Nature | Performers : Actress MS Shantala, Bengaluru


Dasara Wrestling

• 8:00 AM : 35th State Level Men & Boys Wrestling Tournament

• 8:00 AM – 12 PM : Panja Wrestling Participants Body weight checking programme. From 1:30 PM: First State Level Men & Women Panja Wrestling Tournament will be held. For Men 11 : Below 55 KG, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110+ KG & for Women 7 Divisions: 55 KG, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, & 80+ KG Along with Wrestling tournament there will be different competitions. Dates will be announced later


Kavighoshti

• Monday, 10.00 AM – 1.30 PM | Vinoda Kavigoshti & Singing (Hasya Kavigoshti) : Jugalbandi of Chutukas from famous humourous poets (Dr. Chandrashakhar Patil, Sri B. R. Lakshman Rao, Sri Dundiraj & team) and Sangeeta Goshti (Sri Panchama Halibandi & Team) | Venue : Jaganmohana Palace Auditorium | In the presence of & Inauguration by : 1. Chief Guest: Dr. Mukhyamantri Chandru, Actor & former President, Kannada Development Authority. 2. Special Invitee : Kum. Mayuri, Famous Dancer, 3. Special Presence: Smt Gita Mahadevaprasad, Hon’ble Minister, Govt. of Karnataka


26-09-2017

Dasara Cultural Programmes at Mysuru Palace

•6:00PM-7:30PM | Kannada Dindima (Light Music concert) | Performers : Dhwani Sugama Sangeetha Samsthe, Bengaluru, YK Muddukrishna, Kikkeri Krishnamurthy, Pancham Halebandi, Praveen, Praddep, Sunitha, Seema Raikar, Shashikala, Spandhana and Poornima

• 7:30PM-8:30PM | Classical Dance | Performers : Vidwan Devayaani

• 8:30PM-10:00PM | Carnatic classical music | Performers : Vidwan TM Krishna, Chennai


Dasara Wrestling

• Mysuru Division Level Boys, 35th State Level Wrestling Competition Final Round , Nada Kusthi & Panja Kusthi Final Round will be Held


Yoga Dasara

• 6.00 AM – 8.00 AM | Yoga Charana & Durga Namaskara | In the presence of People practicing & interested in Yoga, Yoga well wishers, Students, Public | Venue : Foothills of Chamundi Hills, Mysuru


Kavighoshti

• 10.00 AM – 1.30 PM | Vishishta Kavigoshti (Vishesha Kavigoshti) : Unveiling the hidden talents of society’s neglected, oppressed, helpless, orphaned & handicapped people. | In the presence of & Inauguration by : 1. Presider by: Dr. Jayamala, Hon’ble MLC, 2. Special Invitee: Smt. Umashree, Hon’ble Minister, Kannada & Culture Department, Govt. of Karnataka., 3. Chief Guest: Smt. K. Neela, Famous Author., 4. Aashaya Nudi: Sri Kempa Honnaiah, Winner of Central Service Rank | Venue : Jaganmohana Palace Auditorium

27-09-2017

Dasara Cultural Programmes at Mysuru Palace

• 6:00PM-7:00PM | Tala-vadya | Performers : Pandit Anooru Ananthakrishna, Bengaluru

• 6:45PM-7:30PM | Vidyunmadanika (Dance Drama) | Performers : Vidwan Vasundhara Doreswamy, Mysuru

• 7:30PM-8:00PM | Bangra Dance | Performers : South Zone cultural centre, Panjab

• 8:00PM-8:30PM | Singhi Cham/Yak Cham | Performers : South Zone cultural centre,Sikkim

• 8:30PM-10:00PM | Gajal | Performers : Ustad Talat Aziz,Mumbai


Dasara Sports

•6.30AM | Cyclothon | Venue : University of Mysore sports pavilion


Kavighoshti

•10.00 AM – 1.30 PM | Kavigoshti of well known poets (Pradhana Kavigoshti): Oration by famous poets from different districts & local languages across the state. | In the presence of & Inauguration by : 1. Special Invitee: Sri Jayanth Kaikini, Famous Poet & Lyricist. 2. Presided by: Dr. S. G. Siddaramaiah, President, Kannada Development Authority 3. Chief Guest: Dr. Mallika Ghanti, Vice Chancellor, Kannada University, Hampi.| Venue : Jaganmohana Palace Auditorium



28-09-2017

Dasara Cultural Programmes at Mysuru Palace

• 6:00PM-7:00PM | Carnatic classical music | Performers : Vidwan Nandinirao Gujar, Pune

•7:00PM-8:00PM | Hindustani Music Jugalbandi | Performers : Pandit Jayatheertha Mevundi, Bengaluru Pandit Praveen Godkhindi, Bengaluru

• 8:00PM-9:00PM | Kathak Dance | Performers : Vidwan Madhu Nataraj, Bengaluru

• 9:00PM-10:00PM | Folk music concert | Performers : Pichhalli Srinivas, Malavalli Mahadevaswamy, B Basavaraju, Chamarajnagar, Mallikarjun Kenkere, Tumakuru Devananda Varaprasad, Mysuru, Svitha Ganesh Prasad, Bengaluru, Rathna, Sakaleshpura, Nataraj Haradanahalli, Chamarajnagar


29-09-2017


30-09-2017

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