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‘Jumboo Savari’ enthrals Mysore

PTI | | Updated on: Oct 07, 2011

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The ten-day famous dasara festivities here, known for their grandeur, culminated today with an impressive ‘jamboo savari’ (elephant procession) watched by tens of thousands of people.

Celebrated as ‘naada habba’ (state festival), the event showcased Karnataka’s cultural heritage resplendent with folk art forms.

The five-km procession began with the Chief Minister Mr D V Sadananda Gowda offering pooja to the Goddess Chamundeshwari, the presiding deity of this city, in golden howdah atop elephant Balarama, in front of the Mysore Palace.

A dozen tastefully decorated elephants took part in the procession which included more than 70 troupes of folk dancers, cultural artists, musicians, and 34 tableaux.

The tableaux offered a glimpse of the art and culture of each district of Karnataka while the folk troupes with the rhythmic beat of the percussionists infused an element of zest to the procession.

The Union Tourism Minister, Mr Subodh Kant Sahay was among those present on the occasion.

Published on October 06, 2011
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