Mysuru Dasara to be low-key due to COVID-19 pandemic: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

First Published 24, Aug 2020, 9:44 AM

The world famous Mysuru Dasara festival in October would be low-key, with restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said.

<p>Mysuru Dasara celebration this year will be low-key due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said.</p>

Mysuru Dasara celebration this year will be low-key due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said.

<p>“The 10-day Dasara festival starting from October 16-26 will be celebrated in a simple way with COVID-19 restrictions like maintaining social distance and preventing large gatherings in public places for containing the spread of coronavirus,” said Yediyurappa.<br />
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“The 10-day Dasara festival starting from October 16-26 will be celebrated in a simple way with COVID-19 restrictions like maintaining social distance and preventing large gatherings in public places for containing the spread of coronavirus,” said Yediyurappa.
 

<p>Mysuru Dasara is regarded as the state festival of Karnataka. Mysuru, a popular tourist destination in the country, usually sees many tourists during the Dasara celebration.</p>

Mysuru Dasara is regarded as the state festival of Karnataka. Mysuru, a popular tourist destination in the country, usually sees many tourists during the Dasara celebration.

<p>Grand processions, dance, music, torch parade, and more are showcased during the nine-day celebration, and on the 10th day (Vijayadashami), nine forms of the goddess are worshipped, which marks the end of the festival.</p>

Grand processions, dance, music, torch parade, and more are showcased during the nine-day celebration, and on the 10th day (Vijayadashami), nine forms of the goddess are worshipped, which marks the end of the festival.

<p>With no let-up in the number of infections across the southern state even 5 months after its outbreak in mid-March, the state-sponsored Dasara fete will be held on the lines of the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha's Puri on June 23 without people and tourists gathering to witness the grand spectacle.</p>

With no let-up in the number of infections across the southern state even 5 months after its outbreak in mid-March, the state-sponsored Dasara fete will be held on the lines of the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha's Puri on June 23 without people and tourists gathering to witness the grand spectacle.

<p>As the city of palaces and cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysuru also attracts thousands of tourists from across the country and overseas during Dasara and Deepavali festivals every year.</p>

As the city of palaces and cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysuru also attracts thousands of tourists from across the country and overseas during Dasara and Deepavali festivals every year.

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