Covered up in Karnataka, lies the old world city of Mysore. It has a specific peaceful air even in the hustle bustle life of the city. When you enter to the city, you'll see the lavish greenery, an old world attraction with the eminent touch that Mysore is known for.
However, what it is better known for is the festival of the celebration of the state of Karnataka. Dussehra or Dasara is known in the southern part of India is synonymous with Mysore.
It is the most lavish celebration which sees the whole city illuminating and waking up. Additionally, called Navaratri, this is a multi-day celebration that finishes with the festival of Vijaydashami.
Mysore Dasara is Dussehra with a change! The city's grand legacy guarantees that the celebration is extravagantly celebrated on a big scale. In Mysore, Dussehra respects the Goddess Chamundeswari (another name for Goddess Durga) of Chamundi Hill, who killed the intense evil spirit Mahishasur.
When is Mysore Dasara?
In different parts of India where Dussehra is commended for one day, Mysore Dasara happens over the entire Navaratri celebration.
In 2018, Mysore Dasara gets in progress on October 10 and finishes up on October 19.
The celebration is celebrated in an extremely awesome way with a lot of exhibitions outlining the rich culture and tradition of the state arranged in the great Durbar Hall of the Maharaja's Palace.
History and Rituals behind the Celebration of Mysore Dussehra Festival
This radiant celebration is praised in Karnataka for over 400 years. The first festival was begun by the Vijayanagar Kings in the fifteenth century.
As indicated by the legends, in the ancient times, the city of Mysore was taken over by the Mahishasura, a wild bull headed evil spirit lord. In his kingdom, he rebuffed the general population who revered the Gods.
The Gods, at that point looked for the assistance of the Goddess Parvati, who manifested in earth as Chamundeshwari Devi. She battled an extremely severe fight with the evil presence and at last, slew him over the Chamundi Hill arranged close to the city.
Subsequent to killing Mahishasura, the Goddess chose to remain on the hill. Hence, the hill and city are known as Chamundi Hill and Mysore individually. The multi daylong celebration is held in the respect of the Goddess Chamundeshwari.