Mysuru: The Dasara celebrations for the year 2015 began with great pomp and show. The 10-day long Mysore Dasara festivities got off to a traditional start atop the Chamundi hills with special prayers to Goddess Chamundeshwari, the presiding deity of Mysuru here on Tuesday, October 13.
A private Darbar of the Mysore king Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar is one of the attractions of the Mysore Dasara celebrations. People from various parts of the state come to witness this historic Darbar, which reminds the people of the glory of the Mysore King.
Mysore Dasara is the “Nadahabba” or the State-Festival of the State of Karnataka, called as “Navaratri” meaning Nine-Nights, a 10-day festival which is celebrated with utmost spectacle and joy in the city of Mysuru.