Many ceremonies are also held privately in royal families of Mysore during this festival for 10 days but only selected audience get the chance to witness these imperial ceremonies. Mainly ceremonies include ascend of the royal scion to the golden throne in presence of family members and priests, according to religious instructions.

The ceremonies include ceremonial bath of His Highness, worship of the family deity and sacred planets and presenting of royal sword to His Highness in the presence of 21 gun salute. After sitting on the royal throne king receives all royal guests and various programs of dance and music are presented before him, as a symbol of respect.

These royal ceremonies are repeated for nine days and along with it many different events are planned like acrobatic feats, wrestling bouts by champion wrestlers, fireworks, air show, food fair etc and are open for general public to enjoy the grand festivity at Amba Vilas Palace.

Jumbo Sawari - The Vijaydashmi Procession

The glorious fiesta concludes with the magnificent Jumbo Sawari which has gained popularity all over the world.
Jumbo sawari is mainly the procession of Caparisoned elephants accompanied by beautifully decorated horses and camels, folk dancers, music bands and golden howdah carrying the royal deity Chamundeshwari. The grandiose procession begins from the Mysore Palace and ends at Bannimantap where the banni tree (Prosopis spicigera) is worshipped.

Torch-Light Parade

The famous Dasara festival ends on Vijaya Dashmi night on a grand note with a torch light Parade at Bannimantap. The parade is also known as Panjina Kavayatthu. The parade is witnessed by thousands of visitors. The parade is followed by exotic fire works, which truly add another attraction to the fair.

Floating Festival

Floating festival is also celebrated in the temple tank at the foot of Chamundi Hill

इस आर्टिकल को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें

Forthcoming Festivals