Jamboo savari scheduled for Ayudha Puja day

Progressive farmer to open festivities on October 13

With 11 days to go for Mysuru Dasara, the annual event has been rescheduled to be held from October 13 to 22 this year, against the earlier dates of October 14 to 23. Jamboo Savari, the last leg of Dasara, will be held on October 22, coinciding with Ayudha Puja.

The changes were made following the advice of astrologers, who observed that “dashami” (10th day) ends during the early hours of October 23, the day earlier decided to take out Jamboo Savari. It would be better to hold the event before the “dashami” day, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha told the media on Friday.

Earlier, Revenue and District In-charge Minister V Srinivas Prasad, who heads the district-level Dasara Executive Committee, told mediapersons that the changes were made in “keeping with tradition”.

On October 13, Navaratri festivities will commence at Chamundi Hills at 11 am. On jamboo savari day, the traditional nandi puja will be offered between 1:10 pm and 1:25 pm.
The floral tributes to the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari placed in the Golden Howdah will be offered between 3:12 pm and 3:30 pm, heralding the start of jamboo savari, the minister said.

Progressive farmer

Puttaiah, a 67-year-old progressive farmer from Malara colony in HD Kote taluk of Mysuru district, has been selected to open navaratri festivities. A recipient of “best farmer” award during the year 2014-15, Puttaiah has been practising organic farming on  40 acres.

In the wake of agrarian crisis, the State government has decided to invite a progressive farmer to do the honours, to instil confidence among the farming fraternity. Kadidal Shamanna, also a progressive farmer, was invited to inaugurate the festivities.
However, he had turned down the offer.

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