Mangalore: Spectacular Kudroli Dasara Procession Begins Onward Journey


Mangalore: Spectacular Kudroli Dasara Procession Begins Onward Journey

Daijiworld Media Network - MM / NR
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje and Sphoorti Ullal

Mangalore, Oct 21: The grand immersion process of Navadurgas worshipped at Kudroli Shri Gokarnanatheshwar temple has began its onward journey here, on Sunday October 21st evening. Huge masses of devotees as well as onlookers have reached the temple to participate in this magnificent religious procession.


The Kudroli temple has a 99 year old history. The concept of having a ‘Dasara Procession’ began here around 18 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.






One of the tableaux will carry the idol of the deity, nine others will carry the idols of “Navadurgis” (nine divine forms of Goddess Durga — Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayini, Kalaratri, Mahagouri, and Siddidatri).

Already, the above idols of Navadurgas, Goddess Sharada and Lord Ganapati have been taken out from the hall and the procession has begun to wind its way through the city. Hundreds of tableaus, bands, beating of drums and gongs by well dressed Kerala troupe, colourful umbrellas from Trishur is heading this grand procession.






Sources here inform that the procession began at 6 pm. It has begun it onward journey  passing through Mannagudda, Lady Hill Circle via Ballalbag, PVS, then to Navabharatha Circle winding it’s way through K S Rao Road through Hampankatta then to GHS Road, from there to Shri Venkataramana Temple through New Chitra Talkies and will finally culminate in a grand finale at the temple premises. The 14 hour long spectacular procession will conclude at 8 am on Monday, October 22, the organizers of the event stated. That is why it is rightly said by joyous sources that the Mangalore Dasara will be one proverbial continuous overnight entertainment programme.





 

Orchestras have been arranged at vintage spots in various parts of the city to welcome the grand procession. Moreover, the road corners and stretches have been decorated with arches, colourful festoons and lights to facilitate the grand event. The city indeed looks like a dream. The idols will be finally immersed at the temple pond, after the last ceremonial poojas and aarthis are performed by the temple priests to the idols.

  

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  • bhavyananda, sullia

    Tue, Oct 19 2010

    very nice dasara

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  • PUSHPA KARKERA, MUMBAI

    Thu, Nov 1 2007

    Superb pics of Navadurgas. Got the opportunity to see them in Mumbai.

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  • M. Sunil, Bangalore

    Thu, Oct 25 2007

    During the year 2005 and 2007, I had witnessed the dasara procession at Mangalore as I was posted at Mangalore. Presently I am working in Bangalore and I thank Daijiworld for giving an opportunity to be a part of the dasara celebration by putting such excellent photos. Thank you and continue the good work.

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  • NAVEENRAJ, MANGALORE

    Tue, Oct 23 2007

    NICE ARTICLE AND GOOD PICTURES

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  • ravi shetty, surathkal. saudi arabia

    Mon, Oct 22 2007

    enjoyed watching this Kudroli Dasara Procession Album.thank you Daiji team.this is too good.

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  • Keerthi, Mangalore/KSA

    Mon, Oct 22 2007

    Thank u for giving an opportunity to view the most precious photos. i want to c photos of “Navadurgis” — Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayini, Kalaratri, Mahagouri, and Siddidatri.

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