Mysuru: As Dasara festival draws near, extensive preparations are underway for a meaningful and traditional celebration. This year, the government is giving special attention to preserving the rich heritage of Dasara. A significant highlight of the festivities is the world-famous Jambusavari procession, set to take place on Vijayadashami, October 24.
The Jambusavari procession, led by an impressive team of elephants, has always been a visual delight for spectators. One of the main attractions of this grand spectacle is the display of beautifully crafted tableaus. This year, 36 such tableaus are ready to dazzle during the Dasara Jambusavari procession. Of these, 31 belong to various Zilla Panchayats of the state, while the remaining 5 are created by different state departments.
The sight of Abhimanyu guiding the elephant team and marching alongside vibrant cultural art troupes is a visual treat. Adding to the charm are the captivating tableaus that are set to be a central point of attraction for all. The 31 Zilla Panchayats, including Mysore Zilla Panchayat, and the 5 state departments have put in significant effort to ensure that these tableaus are not only visually stunning but also informative.
The procession will kick off from the palace and conclude at the torchlight exercise ground in Bannimantapa, providing ample opportunities for tourists and the public to witness these captivating tableaus. The concept behind the tableaus is to depict the natural, geographical, and historical characteristics of each respective district, creating a visual journey for onlookers.
The creation of these mesmerizing tableaus will commence on October 10 at the Bandipalaya premises on the Mysore-Nanjanagudu road. Notably, this year marks the first time that Mysore Medical College’s tableau will participate in the Dasara festivities. In celebration of the college’s centenary, a tableau will be showcased, depicting its historical journey from the past to the present and into the future.
Other highlights include a tableau from the Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation, which will provide information on the Government’s Gruha Lakshmi Scheme, and a tableau from the Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers’ Maha Mandali (KMF) highlighting the Ksheera Bhagya Yojana. The Information and Public Relations Department will showcase the Karnataka Punyakoti Adoption Yojana, while the Social Welfare Department’s tableau will present information on its various schemes.
The Jambusavari procession promises to be a captivating spectacle, with a diverse range of tableaus representing the rich cultural and historical tapestry of Karnataka’s districts. From ancient temples and natural wonders to modern achievements and social initiatives, these tableaus aim to capture the essence of the state’s diversity. As the city prepares for Dasara, both locals and tourists eagerly await this grand display of Karnataka’s heritage and traditions.