Mysuru: The renowned 10-day long Dasara festivities commenced in Amba Vilas palace with religious fervour.
‘Nada Habba’, (State Festival of Karnataka) that every year showcases Karnataka’s cultural heritage resplendent with folk art forms.
Dasara was celebrated by the rulers of the Vijayanagar empire and the tradition was continued by the Wadiyars. The royal family has been celebrating the festivities as per traditions. The palace has been hosting many cultural events, illuminated with lights in the evening during the 10-day long festivities.
‘Jamboo Savari’ procession of caparisoned elephants carrying the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari placed in a golden Howdah on Vijayadashmi or the 10th day of the festival, which marks the culmination of celebrations on October 15, has been restricted to the Amba Vilas Palace premises this year due to Covid – 19 pandemic restrictions.