Mysore Dasara is the Nadahabba (state-festival) of the state of Karnataka. It is a ten day festival with the the last day being Vijayadashami, the most auspicious day of Dasara. The festival is also known as Navratri.
According to the legend, Vijayadashami emphasises victory of truth over evil and was the day when the Hindu Goddess Chamundeshwari killed the demon Mahishasura, from whose name; the name Mysore has been derived.
The city of Mysore has a long tradition of celebrating the Dasara festival where the grand celebrations attract a large audience including foreigners.
The Mysore Dasara festival completed 405th anniversary in the year 2015.
In 2015, Dasara will be celebrated on 22nd October 2015.
Live Telecast & Live Streaming of Mysore Dasara 2015 :
Sri Sankara TV is live telecasting the festival daily from 6 pm IST.
Important festivals in the morning, afternoon will also be live telecast by the channel. For timings check Sri Sankara TV website – http://srisankaratv.net
Important Features of Mysore Dasara 2015 are mentioned below -
Jamboo Savari Dasara 2015 :
Jamboo Savari is the special highlight of the Mysore Dasara Celebrations taking place on Dusshera day.
In 2015, Jamboo Savari will take place on Vijayadasami. Goddess Chamundeshwari on Golden Howda atop Elephant will bless devotees in Mysore.
Nandidhwaja Puja will start after the Mysore Dasara Procession which will take place tentatively between 1.46 pm to 2.14 pm IST.
Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will inaugurate the Jamboo Savari. Chief Guests include Deputy CM’s KS Eswarappa, R Asshok, Mysore Royal Scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaaja Wodeyar.
Torch Light Parade Dasara 2015:
Torch Light Parade is another special highlight of the Mysore Dasara Celebrations taking place on the evening of the Dusshera day. In 2015, the Torch Light Parade will be held on October 22 at 7 pm IST. Karnataka Governor HR Bharadwaj will witness the parade.
Mysore Palace Lighting Dasara 2015 :
The main attraction of the ten day Mysore Dasara festival is the Mysore Palace which is illuminated daily with nearly 1 lakh bulbs from 7 pm to 10 pm on all days of the festival.
Full Schedule of all the programmes of ‘Nada Habba’ can be seen in the official website http://www.mysoredasara.gov.in/events/