Mysuru: The government officials taking part in the renowned Dasara procession this year will wear distinctive attire, emblems, and turbans that reflect the traditional state festival’s spirit.
Designated personnel, including the police, will be furnished with uniforms reminiscent of those worn during the Maharaja’s era processions. These personnel are divided into different groups, each with its own distinctive attire. For instance, the ‘Palace Jello’ group, comprised of ten individuals, will be dressed in short red jackets, black pants, yellow belts, white waistcoats, and black footwear. They will also bear a tricolored flag and wear turbans.
Within the ‘Birudu category, which consists of 15 personnel, members will be attired in brief black coats, red trousers, red belts, and Halavan Peta turbans. Meanwhile, the ‘Rachavara’ category, comprising 10 individuals, will sport short green coats, red pants, red belts, cross belts, white ankle-high shoes, along with green lance insignia and green king’s turbans.
The ‘Gurl meese’ category, consisting of ten individuals, will be dressed in extended green coats, red trousers, cross belts, waist belts, and will also adorn red lance insignia along with ‘Gurl meese’ turbans. Moreover, there will be 40 participants dressed in Durbar attire, featuring long black coats, white pants, and white valli clothing. The Officer category will be outfitted in white valli, black coats, and white pant uniforms.
In addition, a group of 12 band members will be attired in lengthy black coats and white ‘Dhoti’ attire. The band leader will stand out with Jari turbans and Halavan turbans. Meanwhile, within the ‘Darbar Udas’ section, three members will be dressed in extended red coats, red pants, red jerry belts, and red zari turbans. District in-charge minister H. C. Mahadevappa envisions that these specially crafted uniforms will elevate the splendor of the Dasara procession.