Dussehra

October

Mysore, Karnataka

The state festival of Karnataka, Dussehra or Dasara is celebrated gloriously in the historical city of Mysore. The 10 day festival of Navratri celebrates the renowned Hindu goddesses and culminates on Vijayadashmi, the tenth and final day when large effigies of the ten-headed Ravana are burnt and firecrackers light up the sky. Also commemorating the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahisasura, this yearly carnival proudly proclaims the triumph of truth over vice.


The state festival of Karnataka, Dussehra or Dasara is celebrated gloriously in the historical city of Mysore. The 10 day festival of Navratri celebrates the renowned Hindu goddesses and culminates on Vijayadashmi, the tenth and final day when large effigies of the ten-headed Ravana are burnt and firecrackers light up the sky. Also commemorating the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahisasura, this yearly carnival proudly proclaims the triumph of truth over vice.

Here, the Royal Palace lights up for a month to observe this grand festival and caparisoned elephants grandly take to the streets, marching regally through the vibrant and exultant pathways ending at Bannimantap.

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