The Most-Awaited Mysore Festival Guide.
The Mysore Dussehra is a ten-day event that begins on Navratri and lasts till Vijayadashami. Due to its raucous atmosphere, this festival is frequently referred to as the Royal Festival and is one of the most anticipated events in the small city of Mysore.
There are many things to do in Mysore during this festival, like taking part in the dancing, music, and processions, travelling to the different exhibitions and Food Melas held there, or just taking a heritage tour to see the city's glamour and splendour up close. A sight to behold is the lovely Mysore palace, which has more than 1 Lakh lightbulbs adorning it.
History of Mysore Dussehra
The first Mysore Dussehra celebrations were held by Raja Wadiya the First in 1610, marking the beginning of the festival's history. The ritual is strongly linked to a narrative about the Chamundi Hill goddess Chamundeshwari, who is credited with restoring the triumph of good over evil by slaying the buffalo-headed demon Mahishasura. The tenth day of the celebration, known as Vijayadashmi, focuses specifically on this, while the previous nine days, known as "Navratri," show the goddess Shakti in her nine different forms.