Gods descend on Madikeri

Dashamantapa procession attracts thousands of people from across the State

colours of night One of the tableaux at the Dashamantap Shobhayatra in Madikeri on Monday night.  DH photo

The thick cloud gathered in the sky on Monday afternoon had disappointed the organisers. But everything went right. Amidst light drizzles, thousands of people flocked from various parts of the State enjoyed the beauty of Dasara in the ‘snow city.’

The historical shobhayatra commenced at Pete Srirama Mandir on the college road with an attractive mantap. As per the traditions, this mantapa visited all four shrines of Shakti Devates and thus began the procession officially. The unveiling of the cut outs of gods and demons, karaga dance and concerts by musicians added colour to th programme.

The tableau prepared by the Pete Sri Rama Mandira Dasara Utsava Samiti ‘Rushi munigala tapassige olida shiva’ was beautiful. Kundurumotte Chauti Mariyamma Temple’s 36th year’s tableau was ‘Mahishasuramardini’. Chaui Mariamma was specially being worshipped by the kings of Haleri royal family. ‘Subrahmanya devaninda tarakasurana vadhe’ was the 24th year’s tableau by Kote Mariyamma Temple’s Mithra Mandali. In the meantime, Kanchi Kamakshi Devalaya Dasara Mantapa Samiti had come up with a tableau named ‘Chandikeyinda rakta bijasurana samhara’ (46th year).

Dandina Mariyamma Temple’s 79th year’s ‘Tripurasura Samhara’, Chaudeshwari Temple’s 47th year’s ‘Navashakti Vaibhava’, Kodandarama Temple’s ‘Varahavataradalli Vishnuvininda Hiranyakshana vadhe’, Dechur Srirama Mandira’s 91st year’s ‘Chowthi Chandranannu akroshadinda noduttiruva Ganesha’, Kote Mahaganapathi Temple’s 33rd year’s ‘Parvathi tanayanige gajavadana’, Karavale Badaga village Bhagavathi Mahishamardini Temple’s 14th year’s ‘Deviyinda Chandamunda samhara’ tableaux attracted a large number of devotees.

On the other hand, the karaga of Dandina Mariamma, Kote Mariamma, Kanchi Kamakshiyamma and Kundurumotte Chauti Mariamma were also held and accompanied the tableaux till the culmination of the procession.

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