I was in Mysore for Dussehra this year. Mysore Dussehra possession is one of the famous events from India, It showcases rich culture and tradition of overall karnataka. The event ends with elephant march especially Ambari carrying local goddess which is form of Durga for 8 km ride. The whole city gets into celebration mode & you will see light all across the streets. In simple term the city is decorated like a newlywed bride. I was told over 6000 police were deployed to handle whole crowd. 🙂
1. Avoid autos and try local buses, they have good service.
2. Try to stay outside main city its more peace out there.
My thoughts about it:
The city gave me a nice feeling about the overall harmony between many religions groups, it was welcome change to see everyone visiting the palace and enjoying the celebration.
I loved eating almost available on the street next to the Mysore fort gobi manchurian, papdi chaat, chole bhature, local sweets, stylish cut watermelon, jhal mudi, dosa and many others.
I got to know more about overall culture of karnataka after attending the jhakki. We had performers across all the districts and departments.
Govt needs to do more
It will be nice if our government does more for the upliftment of these performers, we will forget about them once the event gets over.
Some photos, most of it is taken by shiva and yogesh. I am adding these with their permission.
Last not the least 3 of us. 🙂