The Dasara Festival
© K. L. Kamat
Mysore Dasara Procession
Dasara (a.k.a. Dusharah) festival is celebrated typically in
October. The mode and the fervor vary by a great deal across the subcontinent.
Shown above is a painting of the Dasara celebration in Mysore.
Different parts of India celebrate the festival in different
ways. Some celebrate it as Navaratri, some as Vijaya-Dashami, and some as
Dussehra, in worship of Goddess Durga or celebrating Rama's victory over
Rawana. The celebrations vary
from a day to nine days (for Navaratri) to a month (for Mysore Dasara). The
following pictures depict some of the celebrations.
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