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Mangaluru Dasara concludes with spectacular procession


Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Oct 24: The nine-day Mangaluru Dasara or Navaratri celebrations culminated with a grand procession amidst thousands of devotees here on Friday, October 23.

The procession began from Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatheshwara Temple in the evening and will end early morning on Saturday October 24.

Idols of Navadurga, goddess Sharadha Devi and lord Ganapathi were carried in the procession with much fervour and enthusiasm by the massive crowds.


































The procession started with rituals held in the temple premises in the presence of former union minister B Janardhan Poojary along with other office-bearers and members of the administration committee of the Temple. Janardhana Poojary performed prayers in front of the 'Sharadadevi' idol and offered 'Prasadam' to B Ramanatha Rai, U T Khader, Trustee H S Sairam, B T Salian, Dr Anusuya, N M Suvarna, Sathish Bhat and to many others.

Mangaluru Dasara is a festival where people of all communities join in to witness the celebrations.

A number of tableaux, large decorative umbrellas and music bands added colour to the procession.

The traditional chende sets, bhajans and Dollu Kunita flanked the procession.

For the past nine days, the roads in the city have been decorated with colourful lights and arches.

The procession began at the temple complex and is scheduled to end at same venue with the immersion of the idols at the Pushkarini pond inside the temple complex on Saturday morning. The procession passed through the main roads of the city including Ladyhill, Lalbagh, K S Rao road, Hampanakatta, Car Street and Alake.

Adequate security was in place to prevent any unpleasant incident.

The entire programme was telecast live on Aakashvani.


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  • Augustine Daniel D'Souza, Udupi - Mumbai - VASAI - STATE OF KUWAIT

    Sat, Oct 24 2015

    Wishing all our Mangaluru friends HAPPY DASARA

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  • JAMAL, MANGALORE/ABUDHABI

    Sat, Oct 24 2015

    Kudroli is the best. Congratulations Mr. Poojary and co. for yet another successful Dasara. Happy to see all smiling faces. May God bless all mankind.

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  • Naveed, Mang

    Sat, Oct 24 2015

    Happy dussera To all my Hindu brothers janardhan poojary is doing a good job by uniting all religion people to dussera festival he knows uniting the people not like others who's only motive is to divide the community hats of to you sir god bless you and give you more strength every year

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  • Diego Britto, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 24 2015

    Happy Dasara everyone. Mangaluru looks beautiful as ever with all the beautiful lighting. May our city and country always be this happy and vibrant.

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  • MANKIND WELLWISHER, MANGALORE

    Sat, Oct 24 2015

    It's heartening to find the true brotherly wishes from our Muslim brothers on this grand Mangaluru Dusserah celebrations.

    Thank you all.This reflects that we can lead a peaceful life co-existence every day.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sat, Oct 24 2015

    Grand dasara festivities of Mangaluru very popular, but somehow all Kannada News channels blanked this, foccusing on lesser known towns of Chitradurga, Raichuru, Hubbali etc

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  • ummar, mangalore`

    Sat, Oct 24 2015

    mangalore colourfull festival is dasara kudroli devasthana ....wohhhhhhhhhh

    all are equal their all are allowed to watch the temple ,

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  • Abu Mohammed, Mangalore / KSA

    Sat, Oct 24 2015

    Very nice pics, Wishing all my Hindu brothers a Happy Dasara, may this dasara brings peace and prevail forever.

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  • Suleman Beary, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 24 2015

    Colorful. Wishing all of you a happy Dasara.

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