Mangalore Dasara

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  Mangalore Dasara 2016- [ From 01-OCT-2016 To 12-OCT-2016 ]

Mangalore Dasara is famous Festival celebration and its grand Procession which is carried across the streets of Mangalore, It is also referred as Navarathri Festival, Vijayadashami and also called Marnemi In Tulu . Tiger dance and Beer Dance are main attraction in Mangalore Dasara .

The city will be decorated with dazzling and sparkling lights everywhere in Mangalore , it is like a carnival for 10 days .

Roya Tiger dance(Kannada- Hulivesha |Tulu- Piliesa ) is one of the famous folk dances during dasara | Navaratri , typically young males form troops of five to ten members they are costumed like tigers and a band with two or three drummers. this troop is managed by the manager of the group . they roam around the streets and houses in these days. tiger dance is performed to honor the goddess durga whose favored animal is tiger.

 The Mangalore Dasara Procession . [ On : 11-OCT-2016 at 4.00 PM ]

The well-known Mangalore Dasara celebrations is famous for its sparkling procession . The Citizens of Mangalore and thousands of devotees from various parts are joining together in the City to witness the grand finale of the Mangalore Dasara on the day of Vijayadashami .

People will be decorating their houses and business building, shops, hotels, etc. Over all the entire streets in the City were decorating with electric bulbs to welcome the procession.

At Mangalore Dasara procession Idols of ‘Navadurgas’ along with Mahaganapathi and Sharada were taken , which was blown up by flowers , decorative umbrellas, tableaus, bands, chende and traditional dances ,folk dances ,music’s , Yakshagana characters, dollu kunitha, gombe (dolls) , karaga, hulivesha (Tiger Dance ) and other traditional art forms procession more colorful .

  Mangaladevi Dasara

Mangaladevi at Bolar being the ancient which drags devotees all over india celebrates the Dasara festival. Mangalore got its name from Mangaladevi. Mangaladevi temple arranges for various cultural programmes such as folk, music, drama, plays on various themes, ballets and devotional songs. On the ninth day also known as mahanavami, a large number of devotees participate in the rathotsava (car festival) . The decorated goddess in mounted on the grand chariot and pulled with thick ropes. The procession (Rathothsava) filled with various deities and many number of tableaux gloriously decorated with colorful lights and festoons. The procession reaches a location at Marnamikatta where the goddess is worshipped. Which brings prosperity and happiness.

  Kudroli Gokarnanatha Kshethra Dasara

Kudroli temple the Hundred years Celebration (1912 - 2012) , is the center of attraction during the Navarathri festival. The Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple was built in the year 1912 by Sri Narayana Guru. Gokarnanatha is the other name for Lord Shiva. The temple is 2km from the centre of Mangalore city. The temple has Gopuram (tower like huge structure) decorated with murals of various gods and goddesses. Murals depict the scenes from Hindu epics and legends.

The Kudroli temple trust keeps the `Gangavatharana’ (Ganges water flowing from the crown of Lord Shiva) in operation for all 9 days during the Navarathri. The depiction has 4 colorful idols of Shiva 13 feet high with jet of water rushing towards the sky to a height of 100 feet. As the water from four sides reach their pinnacle they take shape of a Shivalingam. Color lights around the place add to the glory of the site.

Navarathri and Shivarathri are the two big festivals celebrated at this temple. The celebrations at the temple during Dasara is also popularly called as Mangalore Dasara. Read More...

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