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Dasara: Idol to be brought as jumbo savarifrom Chamundi hills for first time

Thursday, September 09, 2021

For the first time in the history of the annual 10-day-long Mysore Dasara festivities, the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari will be brought from Chamundi Hills to the Mysuru Palace as a jumbo savari. 55-year-old tusker Abhimanyu will lead the team of eight elephants taking part in the jumbo savari.

According to Mysuru in-charge minister S T Somashekar, the Dasara executive committee reached a decision to do so to enable more people in the city to get a darshan of the deity. “The procession route will be decorated and illuminated apart from the idol being embellished,” he said. To date, the idol was brought to the palace before the elephant procession in a low-key manner.

Cultural and religious festival has been scheduled to be inaugurated atop the Chamundi Hills on October 7 between 8.15 am and 8.45 am.

However, the jumbo savari, usually held from Mysuru Palace to Bannimantap grounds, will be limited to the palace premises for the second consecutive year due to Covid restrictions.

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