Mysuru: The world-famous Mysuru Dasara has a rich history of centuries. This year also, the celebrations have been kept simple due to Covid.
On Wednesday October 13, the seventh day of Navaratri, special puja was offered to Kalarathri Devi, one of the forms of Goddess Durga. Puja is offered to Kalarathri Devi for good health and peace of mind. Howdah elephant ‘Abhimanyu,’ horses, camels and cows were offered puja. After the rituals, titular King Yaduveer Krishnadutta Chamaraja Wadiyar held a private durbar.
Giving details of security for ‘Jamboo Savari’ slated for October 15, Mysuru Commissioner of Police Dr. Chandragupta said, “There is tight police security around the Mysuru Palace. Some of the roads that lead to the Palace have been banned for vehicular traffic on Friday October 15. An official order will be issued Thursday October 14. In view of the pandemic situation, strict Covid guidelines will be followed.”
The final rehearsal of the Jamboo Savari was held successfully on Wednesday October 13 and all the other arrangements are in place for the final day. The Karnataka Government has capped the number of participants in Jamboo Savari and torchlight parade to 500. Negative RT – PCR report is made mandatory for all the attendees, and they have to be vaccinated with at least one dose of Covid vaccine. It will be held on Vijayadashmi day inside the Palace premises.