In Pics: Dasara celebrations begin in Mysuru

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Oct 4: The 10-day famous Mysuru Dasara celebrations began on Oct 2 amid tensions in the state over the Cauvery water issue.

The inauguration of the ten day celebration took place on Sunday. Maharaja of Mysore Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar attended the Mysore Dasara Navarathri festival at private darbar.

Several cultural programmes take place during the ten-day festivities. On the last day, the celebration culminates with the famous Jumbo savari, a traditional Dasara procession that is know to attract several tourists.

Here are some images from the celebrations in Mysuru:

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar takes part in celebrations

Maharaja of Mysore Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar attends Mysore Dasara Navarathri festival at private darbar in Mysore on Saturday.

Yaduveer alongwith his family take part in the festivities

The inauguration of the festival took place on Oct 2 in Mysuru.

The Royal family participates in festivities

The Royal Family took part in the Mysuru Dasara Navarathri festival amid tensions in the state over the Cauvery issue.

Yayuveer continues the 400-year-old tradition

Yaduveer continued the family's 400 year old tradition ascendinas he sat on the golden throne at a private durbar in Mysore Palace.

Mysuru Royal family continues family tradition

Royal elephants, cows and horses were brought in procession to Mysore Palace as part of the festivities.

Elephants take part in rehersals for the Jumbo savari

Elephants take part in the rehersal for the last day of the celebrations that ends with a Jumbo Savari.

Artists take part in rehearsals

The festival proves to be a platform for several artists who showcase their talent during the celebrations.

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