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Mysuru: Dasara Festival

Mysuru: Dasara Festival

Mysore Dasara is the ‘Naada Habba’ (State festival) of Karnataka State, and Mysore is well known for the festivities that take place during the Dasara period. Dasara festival can be traced back to the Puranas and is widely observed across India, in the south it achieved its special prominence under Vijayanagar Kings in 15th Century.

The Wodeyars of Mysore continued this colorful & religious celebration under the leadership of Raja Wodeyar in the year 1610 at Srirangapatanam. Dasara is also known as the 'Navarathri' (meaning nine-nights), where nine days of worship & celebration culminate on the 10th day, known as 'Vijaydashami', that usually falls in the months of September-October.