Pomp and gaiety mark Srirangapatna Dasara

It is held in connection with 400 years of Dasara
Last Updated : 11 October 2010, 18:20 IST

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Deputy Commissioner Dr P C Jaffer inaugurated the five-day event at the historic Kiranguru Bannimantapa. An idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari was carried in a specially designed mantap, a look-alike of golden howdah was carried on dasara elephant Abhimanyu in a procession. More than 30 folk and cultural troupes accompanied the procession adding excitement and entertainment to the people. Thousands of people witnessed the procession across the city, even as hundreds of devotees joined the rally.

And, the Dasara elephants of Mysore - Abhimanyu, Mary and Sarala were specially summoned for the Dasara procession. For the residents of the temple town it was a occasion that the town hosted after centuries.

Srirangapatna hosted to the Dasara celebration before Mysore when the Raja Narasaraja Wadiyar, the forefathers of the Wadiyar family ruled Mysore and had made Srirangapatna as their capital.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Puttamadaiah, Assistant Commissioner G Prabhu, tahasildar Arul Kumar, former MLA Vijayalakshmi Bandisidde Gowda offered pooja to the Goddess before the procession.

The procession, which began at around 3.45 pm, passed through the Mosque road and joined the Mysore- Bangalore road. The rally covered about three kilometres to reach the Srirangapatna temple around 6.30 pm.  Following the BJP Government’s trust vote at the Assembly, the local MLAs and other elected representatives kept away from the procession.Srirangapatna Dasara will provide a cultural treat till October 14.

Published 11 October 2010, 18:20 IST

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