Mysuru: The people of Karnataka witnessed the Jamboo Savari sitting right at their homes seeking the blessing of Goddess Chamundeshwari.

The much awaited Jamboo Savari took place within the palace premises with Abhimanyu carrying the golden howdah for the very first time. Abhimanyu was accompanied by female tuskers Cauvery and Sarala.

CM Yediyurappa offered puja to the idol of Chamundeshwari along with other dignitaries. The CM along with Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, DC Rohini Sindhuri, Mayor Tasneem and others offered flower petals to goddess Chamundeshwari.

The Jamboo Savari which happened inside the palace premises took place between 3:40pm and 4:15pm during the auspicious Kumbha Lagna.

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Earlier today Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa performed puja to the Nandi Dhwaja at the Mysuru palace at 2:59pm.

Every year after the Jamboo Savari hundreds of people would rush to the Bannimantap grounds to witness the torchlight parade show. However, this year the torchlight parade and every event outside the palace has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite Section 144 being imposed around the Mysuru Palace, people who were eager to have a glimpse of Goddess Chamundeshwari and the other festivities surrounded the palace.

Though the festivities were low-key this year with restrictions to very few guests, the Dasara festivities went well.

The people of Karnataka hope and wish that there is an end to the pandemic soon and the entire state gets to witness a grand Dasara next year.