Mysore Dasara is a ten-day festival held in Karnataka that starts on Navratri and ends on Vijaydashmi. Mysuru Dasara 2020 began on October 17 and ends on October 27.
Vijayadashami is of much importance to the celebration which is also celebrated as Dasara, during which a procession is held on the streets of Mysore.
Mysore Dasara celebration
The festival celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the devil Mahishasuru. Locally, the festival is called Nadahabba. Various cultural celebrations and festivities are held during the event.
An image of Goddess Chamundeshwari is placed on a golden howdah on the back of a decorated elephant and taken on a five-kilometre-long procession with dance, music, horses and camels. It starts from Mysore Palac and culminates at Bannimantapa, where the Banni tree is worshipped.
Elephant parade or Jumbo Savar is another highlight of the event.
Mysore Dasara 2020 Vijaya Muhurat
October 26, 02:05 PM to 02:52 PM
Duration – 00 Hours 47 Mins
Mysore Dasara Aparahna Time – 01:18 PM to 03:39 PM
Duration – 02 Hours 21 Mins
Dashami Tithi Begins – 07:41 AM on Oct 25, 2020
Dashami Tithi Ends – 09:00 AM on Oct 26, 2020
While Mysore Dasara is celebrated with grand festivities, due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to curtail the festivities and keep it a low-key event.