Madikeri Dasara sways Ashoka

Madikeri Dasara sways Ashoka

The people of Madikeri are lucky to have a glimpse of such a wonderful Dasara.
Speaking at the cultural programmes of Madikeri Dasara held on Thursday night, he said: “Mysore Dasara takes place during day time while Madikeri Dasara processions are held in the night.

Last year about 2,000 persons viewed Madikeri Dasara on website. This year it has crossed 16,000. This clearly shows how popular Madikeri Dasara is.”

He added it was commendable that people have continued and taken Madikeri Dasara to a different level from what Haleri rulers started 450 years ago.

“Owing to the efforts of Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah and MLA Appacchu Ranjan, the state government has released funds for the last three years. This year, the government had released Rs 50 lakh. More funds will be given in the future,” he promised.

K G Bopaiah said Madikeri Dasara has its own history and rituals. People from Kerala, Tamil Nadu visit to have a glimpse of Dasara procession. In Madikeri, Dashamantapas add colour to Dasara procession. People could enjoy it as there was no rain in the region.
MLA C T Ravi said “Madikeri Dasara should not become government Dasara. It should remain as Janotsava.”

Appacchu Ranjan also spoke. Sand artiste Gowri was felicitated. Madikeri Dasara committee working president Robin Devaiah was present.

Kanchi Kamakshi temple Mantapa won first place among the Dashamantapas. The second place was shared by Dandina Mariamma and Kundur Motte Chowti Mariamma mantapas. Kote Ganapathi temple’s mantapa won third place.

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