While vehicles were specially decorated for the Pooja, almost all homes, shops, workshops, commercial complexes and offices offered prayers. A number of associations had organised various contests while a few associations organised entertainment programmes in the evening.
The Dasara Samithi had organised special programmes in Madikeri wherein a ‘decoration contest’ was organised for shops as well as vehicles. Later, a vehicle procession was taken out in all the streets of the town. The prize distribution for best decorated vehicles was given away at the end of the programme.