President Droupadi Murmu Inaugurates Dasara Festival In Mysuru

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President of India Draupadi Murmu is on a visit to Karnataka from 26-28 September. On 26 September she inaugurated the Mysuru Dasara Festival at Chamundi Hills, Mysuru.

Important facts

  • The famous 10-day Dussehra celebrations began with religious and traditional fervor on 26 September in this palace town.

  • Celebrated as "Nada Habba" (State Festival), this festival reflects the rich culture and traditions of Karnataka.

About Naada Habba - Dasara

  • It is the 10-day festival of Dussehra which is one of the most popular festivals in Karnataka, especially in the Mysore region.

  • In Karnataka, the origin of Nada Habba is mainly associated with the slaying of the demon Mahishasura by Chamundeshwari.

  • The highlight of the festival is a procession on the day of Vijayadashami (the last day) to mark the victory of good over evil.

  • Important pujas, ceremonies and rituals associated with Dussehra in Mysore are celebrated at the Amba Vilas Palace by the Wodeyar, former rulers of the region.

  • The head of the Wodeyar family conducts all the religious rituals associated with Dasara on all ten days. 

Other festival in karnataka

  • Hampi Festival or Vijaya Utsava - this is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of an ancient poet Purandaradasa. 

  • Karaga Festival -  this is a folk dance performed as a tribute to Draupadi. 

  • Pattadakal Dance Festival - this is conducted to honor the famous temples every year in the month of January.

  • Kambala Festival - On the first day of Kambala, a parade is conducted with all the buffalos.

  • Ugadi - it symbolizes New Year for Kannadigas.

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