The city of Mysuru has a long tradition of celebrating the Dasara festival with great grandeur. It is celebrated as a ten day festival, nine nights of Navaratri and the tenth day as Vijayadashami. It marks the victory of good over evil. Various cultural and religious programmes are conducted during these days.
In Vijayadashami, the traditional Dasara procession known as Jumboo savari will be held on the streets of the historical city Mysuru. The idol of the Goddess Chamundeswari placed on a golden mantapa atop a decorated elephant is put on a procession on the streets.
This time, Dasara will be celebrated in Mysuru following all Covid -19 precautionary measures.
Five elephants, Abhimanyu, Gopi, Vikrama, Vijaya and Kaveri were given warm and traditional welcome. This marks the starting of the annual state festival Dasara in the state. This year in the Jambu Savari, the number of elephants are limited to five and will be a low-key affair.
All events generally organised had been cancelled due to the pandemic.
It has been decided to restrict the entry of people in the city due to the pandemic.