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  • Mysore City Corporation
    Contact Person -
    Smt. Sudha - PRO
    Phone : 0821-2418807, Mobile : +91-98451 88659
     
  • MUDA
    Contact Person -
    Sri. Yogesh - Secretary
    Phone : 0821.2421629 (Extension : 262)
    Mobile : +91-94496 79294
     
  • KSRTC - Rural Bus Stand
    Contact Person -
    Sri. Venkatesh
    Mobile : +91-94490 62789
     
  • DC Office
    Contact Person :
    Miss.  Reshma
    Phone :
    +91-99008 01675, 99008 04061
     
  • Mysore Palace
    Contact Person - Sri. Nagaraj
    Phone : 0821-2434425
    Mobile : +91-93418 34020
     
  • Town Hall
    Contact Person - Sri. Raju
    Phone : 0821-2418820
 

 

 
  • Pooja to Goddess Chamundeshwari at Chamundi Hill


     
    • Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji of Adi Chunchanagiri inaugurated the 10-day festival atop the Chamundi Hill performing puja to the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari between 8.45 and 9.15 am at an auspicious time of Vrishicka Lagna

      Soon after his arrival to a traditional welcome, the Swamiji offered main puja for nearly 10 minutes at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and came to the dais beside the temple.  He offered puja to the idol of the Goddess seated in a chariot as vedic scholars chanted vedic verses.

      Sri Somanatha Swamiji, former Ministers D.T. Jayakumar and Tanveer Sait, ZP President Latha Siddhashetty, Lok Sabha members C.H. Vijayashankar and M. Shivanna, MLAs K. Venkatesh, H.S. Shankaralingegowda, Mahadev, M.K. Somashekhar, Suneetha Veerappagowda, MLCs K.T. Srikantegowda, D. Madegowda and N. Manjunath, Tourism Secretary I.M. Vittalamurthy, Mysore Deputy Commissioner N.S. Chennappaegowda, Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, ZP CEO Kempegowda and other dignitaries were present..
       
  • Dasara Poet's Meet - Hasya Mela - Humourists lead by Prof Aa. Ra Mithra and Prof. Krishnakumar presented a humour feast to the brimming audience at Dasara Haasya mela which has been organized for the first time, as part of Dasara Kavighoshti, at Kalamandira.

    Cartoonds drawn by Dr. Sathish Sringeri on the spot as and when the humourists cracked jokes took the audience to cloud nine.

    Papa Pandu and Silly Lalli fame, M. N. Narasimha-murthy, Magician Indusri, who is an expert of speaking dolls show and Indumathi Salimat, a mimicry artiste entertained the audience.
     
  • Dasara Wrestling and Sports Sub-Committee
    Valedictory of Second State Level Karate Competitions, Mysore MP CH Vijayshankar presides at Chamundi Vihar Indoor Staduim, 12 pm


     
  • Tradition alive: Women dancing to pulsating music at a ‘Garbha’.  “Garbha” is performed in honour of Goddess Durga.  While “Garbha” is performed by women, “Dandiya Raas” is performed by men and women. It is also known as the “Dance of swords” as people use decorated sticks (swords of Durga) as symbols and dance.



     
  • Yuva Dasara - Fifty-two artistes started the evening programme by singing the Nadageethe Bharatha Jananiya Thanujathe presented a colourful classical dance.



     
  • Dasara Executive Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
    Inaguration of Sound and Light Show, VIjayanagara Vaibhava, IGP R. P. Sharma inaugurates, Regional Commissioner GM Dhananjaya presides
     
  • Century-old Police Band on 17.10.2007
    Century-old Police Band will be there at Mysore Palace forecourt to add sparkle to the illuminated landmark for 90 minutes starting 6.00 pm, Karnataka Police Chief K. R. Srinivasan will be there to cheer the staff

     
  • Heritage Walk to Start at 7.30 upto 9.00 am from 13.10.2007 to 18.10.2007
    Heritage walk is aimed at showcasing the historical and architectural heritage of the buildings, circles and statues of Mysore city to Tourists.
     
    • Includes Rangacharlu Memorial Hall
    • Silver Jubilee Clock Tower
    • Free Masons Club
    • Chamarajendra Square
    • Amba Vilas Palace
    • K. R. Circle
    • Devaraja Market
    • K. R. Hospital
    • Mysore Medical College
    • Ayurvedic Hospital
    • Chamarajendra Technical Institute

      For further details on Heritage Walk please contact
  1. Deputy Director, Archaeology, Museums and Heritage Dept, Bidadi Block, Palace Complex,
    Phone : 0821.2424671

  2. Field Publicity Officer, GOI, TK Layout, Mysore
    Phone : 0821.2543866

  3. Prof. K. S. Nagapathy, Head of Tourism Administration, Mahajana First Grade College, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore,  Phone 0821.2414271

  • Dasara Skilled Aerobatics Air Show steal the Show on October 17 - 10.30 am
    at Bannimantap Grounds. (Rehearsal of the Air Show was on October 16)

    Despite the rains at the early of the day there was a colourful and educative radio remote controlled micro-light aircraft displayed by Adarsh and Rana for one hour. 
    MI-8 helicopter flew very close and featured a conventional semi-monocoque structure of pod-and-boom type.  Nine armed personnel landed on the ground to perform war excercises.  The chopter having a capacity to hold 30,000 kg frieght, flew at 230 km per hour (kph) MI-8s are used for rapid deployment and recovery of troops from the battlefield.  This was followed by HJT-16 that appeared like an aggressive angel.  The commentators traced its history back to 1960.  Majestic AN-32 accompanied by two Do-228s that presented a small-boy formation.  The memorable event concluded with the Jaguar flying at a speed of 1,300 kph.

    The Sky over Bannimantap grounds buzzed with metal birds zooming in the air.  MIG 21 deep penetration and fighter bomber aircraft, HJT 16 IAF Trainer aircraft, Fighter bomber aircraft Jaguar, IAFs transport ship AN32 and two Dorniers Aircrafts (in aviation parlance is known as "Small Boy" formation), NCC Cadets to fly microlight aircraft at low-altitude will be the attractions.
    Officials have requested visitors not to bring eatables to the venue, as that would attract birds and pose a hazard to the aircraft with bird-hits.
    Handbags were not allowed, Water bottles and cellphones was exempted
    IAF Aircraft will arrive at 11.30 and perform for 30 minutes
    MIG 21 - Also known as Vikram, used in 1965 and 1971 wars.  It can fly at an altitude of 50,000 ft.
    Mig 8 - Flies at 140 km/hr.
    DOR-228 - attached to IAF in 1987.  It provides logistic air support and helps transport staff.  It can fly for six-and-half hours covering 2,600 km.  It also can accommodate 19 passengers and 21 paratroppers.
    Jaguar
    Trainer Aircraft HJT-16 - Prototype September 1964 and August 1965-MK-II aircraft, which flies at 714 km/hr.
    Transport Ship AN-32 twin engined and Dorniers will participate in the fly-past.
     
  • Flower Show at Curzon Park



    Unique Sight :
    Watch Nandi made of more than 3000 varieties of flowers and vegetables.  Flower-Nandi made of more than 40,000 roses will be a special attraction for the Dasara crowd.  Besides about 35,000 varieties including foliage, bougainvillea, crotons and hibiscus, succulents, perennial flowers, annual flowers such as balsam, chrysanthemum, marigold, hollyhock and ikebana alora art is being displayed
     
  • Traditional tonga ride for Dasara - part of City's Culture

    For the convenience of the tourists, tonga stands is set up at the Varaha and the Balarama entrances of the Palace. At the tonga stand, tourists will be taken around orderly, as per numbers assigned serially to the tongas.
     
  • HEMA MALINI, SONU NIGAM, USHA UTHUP, SUNIDHI CHAUHAN TO PERFORM DURING DASARA



    Musical nite along with the singers of the popular ETV programme Ede Thumbi Haaduvane, will be an added attraction of this year's Yuva Dasara.

    "Local artistes will be given an opportunity to perform for 2 days. Colorful illumination of city parks, art fair by the artistes of CAVA and a Book Exhibition in association with Kannada Book Authority have also been arranged".

    The programme at Palace premises include: Hindustani Music by Dr. Seema Patil of Gulbarga and violin recital by Dr. Kunnukudi Vaidyanathan on Oct. 13, Sarod recital by Dr. Rajiv Tharanath, Sugama Sangeetha by Kikkeri Krishnamurthy, Rameshchandra, Vrinda Rao, Raju Ananthaswamy, Archana Udupa, Surekha, Sri Raksha and Aravind on Oct. 13.

    Police Band and Veena recital by M.K. Saraswati on Oct. 14, Saptha Veene by D. Balakrishna of Bangalore and Karnatak music by Nithyashri Mahadevan of Chennai on Oct. 15; Thalavadya by T.A.S. Mani of Bangalore and Hindustani recital by Sripati Padigar of Hubli on Oct. 16' Karnatak music by Saralaya Sisters of Banaglore, violin Jugalbandi by Nagaraj and Manjunath of Mysore on Oct. 17; Karnatak music by Vidyabhushana of Bangalore and devotional songs by Anuradha Paudwal of Mumbai on Oct. 18; Hindustani music by Surendra Nakod of Bangalore, Jugalbandi by Dr. Kadri Gopalanath and Dr. Narasimhalu Vadavati on Oct. 19.

    "Cultural programmes in association with the Tourism Department at Somanathapura and Srirangapatna will also be organised"
     

  • Yuva Dasara
    Yuva Dasara Inauguration by  Dr. Vishnuvardhan


     

    October 13: State anthem, feature dance and national songs; Tara Mela by cine actors Sudeep, Ganesh, Vijay, Prem, Rakshita, Rockline Venkatesh, Gurudutta and Doddanna; Musical dance by Gurukiran and troupe.

    October 14: Dance ballet by Yuvaraja's and Maharaja's college students; Fusion dance by Sarada Vilas college students; Bihu dance by Assam artistes; Fusion dance by Sridhar Jain and troupe; Musical dance by Sunidhi Chauhan of Mumbai.


    October 15: Pooja dance by Banumaiah college students; Fusion dance by SDM-MMK college students; Rock dance by Bangalore’s Baldwin college students; Music and dance by Usha Uthup and troupe, Kolkata; African dance by foreign students of Mysore University.


    October 16: Folk dance by Teresian college students of Mysore; Western fusion dance by JSS Women's college students; Dragon dance by foreign students of Mysore University; Sambhrama dance by Nirupama Rajendra and troupe; Deepam dance by Goa dancers; Musical dance by Naresh Iyer and troupe, Mumbai; Folk dance by Kannada University students, Hampi.

    October 17: Vasudaiva Kutumbakam by students of JSS Engg. College for Women; Western fusion dance by students of Maharani Arts college; Variety dance by foreign students of Mysore University; Nrutya Vaibhava by Bhushan Academy of Arts, Mysore; Chahu dance by West Bengal artists; Music programme by Sonu Nigam.


    October 18: Western fusion dance by students of JSS college, Mysore; Folk dance by Maharaja college students; Fusion dance by students of Mahajana college students, Mysore; Kannadave Satya by C. Ashwath and group, Bangalore; Folk dance by students of Agricultural University, Dharwad.
     

  • Mysore Brands at Dasara Exhibition

    There will be a separate lane to sell Mysore Brands like Mysore Sandal Soap, Mysore Mallige (Jasmine), Mysore Silk, Nanjangud Rasabale and other Mysore items.
     
  • Dasara elephants in City
     

    The cynosure of all eyes, the Naada Habba or people's festival that is Dasara is incomplete without the Elephants presence and what is more, each one of them have a characteristic feature that is remarkable and evokes admiration.
    The first batch of six Dasara elephants, the major attraction of the festivities District in-charge Minister G.T. Devegowda flagged of the Gaja Payana (journey of jumbos) at Veeranahosahalli, the main entrance of Nagarahole National Park.
    H.S. Muralidhar, a priest and journalist, performed Gana Homa in the morning at the Ganesha Temple located at the Veeranahosahalli Gate and performed puja to the caparisoned elephants.
    Deputy Commissioner N.S. Chennappagowda, Commissioner of Mysore City Corporation and MUDA P. Manivannan, Assistant Commissioner M.R. Ravi, ZP President Rajamma, Hunsur Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) A.K. Singh and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
    The batch includes howdah elephant Balarama, Pattada Aane Gajendra, Bharatha, Arjuna, Sarala and Varalakshmi. The elephants were brought from Moorkal, Sunkadakatte and Balle elephant camps in Nagarahole after tribals offered a farewell puja to the elephants at their respective camps.

    Second batch elephant Harsha and Vikrama from Dubare, Sri Rama, Abhimanyu, Sarala and Kanti from Sunkadakatte, K. Gudi and Thithimathi forests arrived at Doddakere Maidan.

    Sri Rama: This male elephant aged 50 years was captured by pit method in 1969. Sri Rama having experience of 10 years in Dasara, participates in puja rituals along with the chief elephant (Pattada Aane) of Palace. Thithimathi camp of Nagarahole National Park is its dwelling.

    Abhimanyu: This male elephant aged 41 years was captured from Hebballa forest and has an experience of 9 years in Dasara including the present. The elephant brought from Thithimathi camp is given the responsibility of pulling the elephant cart during Dasara.

    Vikrama: Aged 35 years, it was brought from Dubare camp and was captured from Dodda-betta forest in 1990. This is the sixth time, Vikrama is participating in Dasara.

    Harsha: Captured from Doddabetta forest in 1990 and brought from Dubare camp, it is participating in Dasara for the eighth time.
     

  • Tickets for viewing the Vijaydashmi / Dasara Procession and the Torchlight parade on October 21st 2007 will be sold at KSRTC suburban bustand, Mysore Urban Development Authority, Bal Bhavan, Mysore City Corporation, Mysore Palace North and South Gates, Mysore Visitor Information Counters at Hotel Hoysala and near the Zoo.
     

  • BIG SCREENS IN EXTENSIONS
    Arrangements are being made to watch the Dasara events on big screens, to be set up in 12 extensions of Mysore city.
     

  • GRS Dasara offers

    Pool Grind, DJ Music, Acrobat Show, Sword Fighting and Fire Dance, along with more than 36 exciting and rejuvenating slides.  GRS Fantasy Park operates from 10.30 am to 6 pm on weekdays and upto 7.30 pm on Sundays and national holidays. Visitors can be a part of Amazonia (the Rapid River), Hawaiian Paradise, a newly introduced Multi-Level Water Play System along side the theme Hawaiian Restaurant.

    The Park Management has offered 50% discount to GOLD CARD Members during the Dasara festivities and each card holder can avail a discount of 50% on entry ticket for 2 adults once, during the period. To familiarise the Dasara Programmes, GRS Fantasy Park is planning to put up Information Kiosks at various vantage points in and around Mysore city.

    To facilitate easy access to the park, there shall be regular shuttle bus service from various locations in the city. For details of bus timings, package offer, Dasara programmes and additional information about GRS Fantasy Park, please contact:
    0821-2582781 / 82 or 94485-57029.

   
 
     
     
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