Navratri 2020 Picture: Mysuru Palace decked up for Dasara (file picture)


The Mysore Dasara pageant is likely one of the greatest vacationer points of interest throughout the Navratri celebrations. The ten-day grand spectacle is organised yearly within the historic metropolis of Mysuru. This 12 months as a result of Covid-19, the Dasara pageant will likely be confined to the Mysuru Palace and the Chamundi Hills in a bid to comprise the pandemic. Karnataka Well being Minister B Sriramulu stated on Wednesday there’s a “basic view” that the Dasara pageant ought to be restricted to the Mysuru Palace.

“We’ve got mentioned the security measures that ought to be taken to forestall the unfold of Covid an infection throughout the Dasara pageant in Mysuru. There was a basic view within the assembly that Dasara ought to be confined to the Mysuru Palace and the Chamundi Hills,” Mr Sriramulu tweeted after a gathering with the Mysuru district authorities.

A panel of consultants has been fashioned to advise the district administration as Dasara is a ”state pageant”. The motion plan will likely be finalised after discussing with Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Mr Sriramulu stated.

Karnataka Medical Training Minister Dr Ok Sudhakar too feels that the Dasara pageant this 12 months ought to be a low-key affair. After chairing a gathering with the district officers a number of of days in the past, Dr  Sudhakar stated, his state won’t make the identical mistake Kerala did throughout Onam by easing restrictions. Kerala noticed a spurt in new coronavirus instances after Onam.

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Navratri 2020 Picture: Maharaja of Mysuru on a decked up elephant (file picture)

Mysuru Dasara celebrations begin on first day of Navratri and culminates on Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra. Yearly hundreds of revelers from internationally collect to witness the grand Dasara pageant. The titular Maharaja of Mysuru presides over the Palace festivities throughout Navaratri. Decked up elephants and non-public navy bands march earlier than the Maharaja and offers him a gun salute.

The Mysuru Dasara pageant has been organised yearly for the previous 4 centuries. It’s believed that the primary pageant on Vijaya Dashami was organised within the fifteenth century by the Vijayanagara Empire rulers.