Mangalore Dasara concludes with grandeur

7:42 AM, Friday, October 7th, 2011
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Mangalore DasaraMangalore : Concluding the ten days of celebration, idols of Goddess Durga were immersed by the devotees at the Shree Kshetra Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara temple at on Friday, October 7 morning.

The Mangalore Dasara procession was a colourful and gala affair, which lasted all night. The Gokarnanatha Temple of Kudroli guided the organization of the procession and successfully made it the second-best in Karnataka.

The procession comprised 50 tableaux, dance, and music troupes along a 5-km stretch in Mangalore.

The highlight of the procession were the idols of the Navadurgas—Mahagowri, Mahakali, Kathyayini, Shailaputhri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmandini, Skandmatha, and  Siddhidharti. The procession also comprised various folk dance troupes from all over Karnataka and its neighboring states. Some of these were Dollu Kunitha, Hulivesha, Somana Kunitha, Karaga, and Gombe Mela from Kalladka, Trishur Colour Umbrella dancers, Panchavadya and Chende troups from Kerala, and several local performances, who added colour to the procession.

The procession made its way through Alake, Mannagudda, Lady Hill, M. G. Road, Navbharat Circle, K. S. Rao Road, and returned to Kudroli, where the Navadurgas were immersed in the temple’s tanks.


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