Dasara festivities to begin tomorrow

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Mysore, Oct 11(UNI) The tradtion-rich world ten day famous Dasara festivities, beginning in this city of palaces tomorrow, promises to offer something for every one , be it tourists or devotees.

Representing both continuity and change by incorporating contemporary elements without compromising on the religious aspects.

The state festival (nada habba) this year would be only babus show without any people's representatives such committees or ministers durbar. In the absence of chief minister, following the imposition of President rule in the state due to the political instability, Karnataka governor Rameshwar thakur would offer floral tributes to the idol of the goddess Chamundeswari placed in golden howdah, and flagged off the famous Dasara procession (jambo savari) on october 21.

In the history of state, a governor would be flagging off jambo savari after 18 years, earlier, it was in the year 1989 when the government headed by Chief Minister S R Bommai, who passed away only yesterday in Bangalore, was dismissed, assembly was dissolved and president's rule imposed in the state, then governor of the state P Venktasubbiah had inaugurated the jambo savari.

The Karnataka government had decided to celebrate the ten day festival, in all its tradtional glory and splendour.

Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji of Sri Adhichunachanageri Mutt would inaugurate the fest tomorrow by offering a special pooja to goddess Chamundeswari, the principal deity of the city, atop of Chamundi Hills.

Marking the culmination of the fete, the famous dasara procession would be flagged by the governor of the state Rameshwar Thakur on October 21 in front of the Mysore palace. The festival would end with a mega torchlight parade at Bannimantap grounds.

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