Mysuru: Cultural celebrations came to life in the city as the Mahisha Utsav Samiti marked Mahisha Dasara at the town hall on a Friday. Despite the controversy surrounding the festival’s denied permission at Chamundi Hill, community leaders united to honor the historical importance of Mahishasura and Mahisha Dasara.
A grand stage was set up in front of the town hall, providing a splendid platform for the centerpiece of the event – the adorned statue of Mahisha, bedecked with floral garlands. The ceremony featured enlightening speeches by distinguished individuals, including Gnana Prakash Swamiji and Historian Prof. Chikkarangegowda, who delved into the history of KS Bhagavan Mahisha.
Addressing the gathering, Jnana Prakasha Swamiji emphasized the importance of understanding and preserving cultural heritage. He remarked, “This marks a moment of historical significance. The entire state and country are closely following the Mahisha Mandal. I express my gratitude to the MP for promoting this awareness. Mahisha Mandal has now become known to all. Some individuals who are unaware of our history argue that Mahisha is not a deity.”
Prof. K. S. Bhagavan stated that Brahmins have denied education to lower communities for the past 2000 years.