Mangaluru: Dasara procession begins from Kudroli Temple

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru 

Mangaluru, Oct 8: Mangaluru Dasara procession, known for its grandeur, devotion, enthusiastic activists and attractive tableaux, began from Kudroli Temple on Tuesday, October 8. 

The procession will end with the immersion of 12 idols including nine forms of Goddess Durga, idol of Goddess Sharada, apart from Adi Shakti and Ganapathi, in the temple pond at Kudroli on the morning of Wednesday, October 9. 





















































Many tableaux carrying artistes performing tiger dances, mythological scenes, still pictures, DJs, other dancers etc began the journey on Tuesday evening, which will traverse a nine-kilometer route via Lady Hill, PVS Circle, Hampankatta and Car Street before reaching back Lord Gokarnanatheswara Temple at Kudroli on Wednesday morning. 

People, who lined up streets through which the procession went, feasted on the scenes to their hearts content through their eyes. 

There are some changes in the procession this year as decided by the temple authorities. The trucks carrying Sharada idol moved first and Navadurga idols were carried after that, followed by other tableaux. Every year tableaux moved first followed by Navadurga and Sharada.


Comment on this article

  • Lawrence Fernandes, Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Dear DC,

    Henceforth kindly see that all festival processions should be conducted on main roads and before 10 pm.They should not enter the residential places where quite a number of senior and old aged people are sleeping. Let them enjoy the festival without disturbing senior citizens by loud sound.

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  • Shailesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    There is no religious feeling, there is no discipline or line maintained, people just push each other and take pictures. Everyone should get an opportunity to see/pray. This is the reason no ladies or women you can see nor they can attend for such procession or celebrations.

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  • Sankappa Poojary, Kudukori gudde

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    I also watched the procession. I felt it is more like show of strength of certain groups in the Billava community rather than the actual fervour of the religious fest.

    anyway happy belated Dasara to all.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    I see a sense of frustration by a blind bhakta...!!!! all said & done people must come out of FEKUISM phobia....!!!!!! it even start damaging the our religious fervor....!!!!

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  • Prem Prasad, Mangalore /Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    I watched the procession.
    Almost half of bike traveller's were travelling without Helmets.
    The police have to give accounts of how many are caught and fined.
    Happy Navaratri to all.

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  • James, Belman

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Most colorful procession. Happy feast to all

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  • Wilson Saldanha, Shirthady/ Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Beautiful festive spirit. Nice celebrations and pictures. Earlier we used to lift our hands with BHAKTHI. Now with Mobile.

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  • Arun, Karkala

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Nice Dasara.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Truth always wins & now we want to Burn our Ravanna ...

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  • Dinesh Kumar, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Ravanna, Ravana or Revanna, be specific

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