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Mangalore: Dazzling Dasara Procession Concludes on a Grand Note


Mangalore: Dazzling Dasara Procession Concludes on a Grand Note

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (PS)

Mangalore, Oct 6: The grand Dasara procession which began its journey from Kudroli Lord Gokarnanatheshwara Temple premises here on Thursday October 6 at 4.30 pm, drew to an end with the immersion of the idols on Friday October 7 morning.

The idols of Navadurgas, Goddess Sharada and Lord Ganapati were taken out in the procession which passed through the city, accompanied by a myriad variety of tableaux, bands, beating of drums and colourful umbrellas from Trishur in Kerala.

Devotees in large numbers participated in this magnificent religious procession. A number of foreigners too joined in, fascinated by the grand Dasara of Mangalore. Though the number was sparse in the beginning, the crowd increased as the evening progressed.

The procession passed through Mannagudda, Lady Hill Circle via Ballalbagh, PVS, Navabharat Circle, K S Rao Road, Hampankatta, GHS Road to Sri Venkataramana Temple through New Chitra Talkies and finally culminated in a grand finale at the Kudroli Temple premises on Friday October 7 morning. The idols were immersed at the temple pond, after the last ceremonial pujas and aarthis performed by the temple priests to the idols.

As prior permission for additional tableux has been made mandatory this year, no more tableau joined the procession during its course through the city. In all, 40 colourful tableux took part.

Vehicular movement through this route was banned till the end of the Dasara procession. Tight security had been deployed across the city. 

Orchestras were arranged at vantage spots in various parts of the city to welcome the grand procession, while the entire route as been decorated with arches, colourful festoons and lights to add more colour to the grand event.

The gold ornaments on the idols were removed, meticulously accounted and stored. Shri Sharadamba idol was then placed on a specially decorated raft for immersion.

The concept of having a Dasara procession began here around 20 years ago. The Mangalore Dasara has gained its own significance over the years and has been successful in attracting huge crowds year after year, the strength of which is in-fact growing annually.

 


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  • Mahesh, Bangalore

    Tue, Oct 11 2011

    This time i missed this festival.... Thanks to daiji world for publishing this in their web.... Mangalore rocks.... namma kudla rocks.....

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  • Riyaz, Dubai

    Sun, Oct 9 2011

    Beautiful festival

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  • Sneha, Banglore

    Sat, Oct 8 2011

    Mangalore........Rocks.................................

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  • bhavanisanil, mangalore/coimbatore

    Fri, Oct 7 2011

    beautiful pics...i miss dasara hats of billava union and loving people of mangalore. Its superb

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  • Roy, Mangalore/ USA

    Fri, Oct 7 2011

    Beautiful festival

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  • janardhan K, riyadh

    Fri, Oct 7 2011

    Dear Ravindra, you can view the news and pictures of Mangaladevi temple in this link (daijiworld):

    http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=118304

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  • Pramod Poojary, dubai , mumbai

    Thu, Oct 6 2011

    !!!!!!!!Happy Dasera!!!!!!!!!! Kudroli rocks...........

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  • Rahul Pujary, Kudroli - Dubai

    Thu, Oct 6 2011

    Happy Dassera to all Indians Very well organised hats off to billawa union.GOD BLESS ALL

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  • Ravindra, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Oct 6 2011

    Thanks to Daijworld for the coverage. Nice pitchers.
    Kudroli Gokarnanatheswara temple is renovated very recently.
    There is 1000 years old Mangaladevi temple, and on the Vijayadashami, the procession with Car (Ratha) is very famous.
    It’s unfortunate that, neither the visual medias nor Daijiworld has covered this grand procession.

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  • Jayalatha, Mangalore / Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 6 2011

    Beautiful pics after all clicked by a fantastic photographer and a dear friend of mine Dayanand (daya). I request you to add few more pics. I've really missed dasara since long. Also request you to add the pics of Mariyamma Temple, Marigudi and Mangaldevi Temple.

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  • Deepa, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 6 2011

    Wonderful dasara at Mangalore...We had been and enjoyed a lot

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  • lohith, mangalore

    Thu, Oct 6 2011

     

    This is good media

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Thu, Oct 6 2011

    Happy Dasara to all.
    All scam stars should have been burnt along with RAVANA!

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  • prashanth suvarna, dubai

    Thu, Oct 6 2011

    i like it so much
    i miss dasara

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