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A festival treated as a state festival, celebrated by millions, Lakhs of Lights are illuminated across the city, Dozens of Events held, Golden Howdah, Festive month, Nine Nights and 10th day is known as Vijayadashami (Victory of Good Over Evil) these keywords are not enough to explain the Dasara Season in Mysore,
If you think Dasara is Festival of only one day why I called it as “Dasara season” because the people from Mysore and all over Karnataka came to Mysore to join hands in Dasara celebration throughout the month which includes so many events, cultural programs, sports and much more.
Mysore Dasara was started by the Vijayanagar empire after their kingdom collapses the ruling king Yaduraya came to Mysore and initiate the festival of Dasara in the year 1610, then onwards this festival becomes state festival of Indian State of Karnataka.
Mysore Dasara is nine nights and one-day festival celebrated grandly by organizing entertaining events, food fair, Rallies, sports, Airshow, Paramotoring, Heliride, water motoring, cultural programs and many more.
Navaratri refers to nine nights in which nine different goddesses are being worshiped and the 10th day is called Vijayadashami is the day when Goddess Chamundi Kills the demon of Mysore called Mahisasura, hense it is called Victory of Good over evil.
Mysore Dasara includes dozens of events in which the people of different interest will attend different events in Mysore and the top 16 events in Mysore Dasara that you may miss out are as follows:
As part of the world-renowned Mysore Dasara Festival -2019, the Department of Archeology, Museums and Heritage is hosting a Heritage Games Competition at the Karnataka Museum Exhibition Authority premises at 10.00 am on 03.10.2019.
From 01-10-2019 to 06-10-2019
Dasara Kannada Book Exhibition
Kannada Book Authority, Kannada and Culture Department, Mysuru Dasara Festival Committee will be jointly organizing Dasara Kannada Book Exhibition at the CADA premises from September 29th to October 7th, 2019.
The Authority has invited entries from reputed Kannada publishers and publishing houses to take part in the exhibition. Those who wish to set up their stall should draw the DDs separately (Rs.2,000 security deposit) in favor of Administrative Officer, Kannada Book Authority, Bengaluru.
September 29th to October 7th, 2019
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Dasara water sports
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Outback Adventures, Varuna Lake
Open 365 Days
Yuva Sambhrama is a popular event with the youth. Students from different colleges across the state participate in this event with great enthusiasm. The best performers are given a chance to perform at the bigger stage of Yuva Dasara.
Open Air Theatre, Manasa Gangotri
17th – 26th September 2019
A major attraction during Dasara is the Dasara Exhibition. It is a shopper’s paradise and a great opportunity to explore products from all over India and to get a first-hand experience of the cultural diversity and variety of our country. There are food stalls and also several games and rides that instantly appeal to the kids and adults alike.
29th September 2019 Onwards
The Mysuru Dasara Flower Show is always a hit with the visitors. A wonderful collection of flowering plants blooming in all glory offers a visual treat. The exhibits are perfectly maintained and the colourful attraction should not be missed during your visit to Mysuru.
Nishad Bagh (Kuppanna Park)
29th September to 9th October 2019
Dasara Sports is a popular event with sports enthusiasts. Sportspersons from across the state particpate in various competitions
Chamundi Vihar Stadium
29th September onwards
Cultural events are an inherent part of the nine-day Mysuru Dasara festivities. The dazzlingly illuminated Mysore Palace serves as a breathtaking backdrop for the musical extravaganza, wherein world-renowned artists enthrall the audience.
29th September to 7th October 2019
The Ahaara Mela event will take place from September 29 to October 8. As part of the Dasara Festivities, this year too the Food Fair will be held at the Scouts and Guides Grounds and also at the MUDA Grounds, adjacent to the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel from 29-09-2019 to 10-10-2019.
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29th September to 10th October 2019
Wrestling is an ancient art that has been an integral part of the traditional Dasara festivities. The Nada Kusthi event at the Mysuru Dasara aims at reviving and promoting the traditional art. The keenly fought bouts at the event are a treat to watch. Wrestlers from across the country compete for the Dasara Kumara, Dasara Kanteerava, Dasara Kishore and Dasara Kesari titles. The Nada Kusthi event has inspired many a youngster to take up the sport
D. Devaraja Urs Multi-purpose Stadium, Karnataka Exhibition Authority Grounds, Mysuru
29th September to 4th October 2019
The vast open grounds in front of the Maharaja College comes alive with youthful vigor to celebrate ‘Yuva Dasara’ (Dasara for the youth.) The event is a big conclave, where the local talents get to mingle with famous musicians and dance groups from all over India. The events are well attended by the localities, as well as tourists who come from across the world.
30th September – 6th October 2019
Women and Children Dasara
The Mahila Dasara is for the women and children, where various cultural programs are organized as part of the Dasara festivities
30th September – 4th October 2019
Mysuru is a world-famous center for Yoga. It is the city that taught the world Modern Yoga. The city’s influence on Yoga is so profound that the style is recognized around the world as Mysore Style. Yoga Dasara brings together experts and practitioners from across the land to celebrate the spirit of Yoga.
30th September – 6th October 2019
The ten-day Dasara Celebrations has many attractions. But the one that is really close to the people from rural areas is the Raitha Dasara (Farmer Dasara.) Farmers look forward to being educated on modern agricultural implements, latest in farming methods, zero investment natural farming, etc. Different sports and games are also organized for farmers during the event.
1st to 3rd October 2019
Fine arts and crafts
As part of Dasara celebrations, a Fine Arts and Handicrafts exhibition of paintings and handicrafts items is organized. Professional and amateur artists will exhibit their artworks and crafts.
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2nd to 5th October 2019
Mysuru Dasara Kavi Goshti is a unique platform where the doyens & the enthusiasts of the literary world indulge in a literary fest.
2nd October to 6th October 2019
Mysore Dasara Procession
On the 10th day of the Festival, i.e. Vijayadashami, the ‘Jamboo Savari’ or Elephant Procession is taken to the streets of the city. People come in thousands to witness the grand spectacle. The highlight of the procession is the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari placed in a Golden Howdah over a magnificently caparisoned elephant.
Many vibrant tableaus, dance groups, music troupes, royal traditional bands, decorated elephants, camels and horses etc., are all part of the procession. The procession starts from the Mysuru Palace and stops at the ‘Bannimantap,’ where the famous ‘Banni’ tree is worshipped.
On October 8th 2019
The Dasara celebrations culminate on the night of Vijayadashami with the Panjina Kavayatthu (Torchlight Parade).
The original purpose of the event was to instill a sense of confidence in the people and to showcase the military might of the ruling King. Now, the occasion showcases the grandeur and majesty of the erstwhile rulers and offers the people a glimpse into the history of the state.
The program includes some dare-devil equestrian and motorcycle stunts by trained personnel, cultural programs, a laser show and some marvellous fireworks that light up the night.
Date : 8th October 2019
Note: These events are subject to changes in schedule or locations so Kindly refer Mysore Dasara official site https://www.mysoredasara.gov.in
Important Contact Numbers in Mysore Dasara 2019
Mysore DC Office
Mysore City Corporation
Phone: 0821-241 8800
Phone: 0821-242 1051
Please email to [email protected] for feedback or information regarding Dasara.
08 Special Events in Mysore Dasara 2019
This is all you need to know about Top 16 Events in Mysore Dasara 2019 and I hope you like this article and you are happy to share this article with all Mysoreans and also your friends and family. I also hope that Goddess Chamundi May bring her blessing on this Mysore Dasara festival to every people of Mysore, Thanks for Reading.