The Dasara celebrations
are formally commencing from September 27 and several programmes have
been chalked out for the eight-day festivities, including the concluding
Vijaya Dasami procession on October 5. Details of some of the major programmes
are as follows:
Illumination - From September 26 to October 4 daily from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On October 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Admission Free)
Tourists: September 26 - 12 p.m. to 5-30 p.m. September 27 - 3 p.m.
to 5-30 p.m. October 4 - 3 p.m. to 5-30 p.m. October 5 - No entry (Admission
to see the Palace remains unchanged on the rest of the days. Admission
is by tickets)
(Inside Fort at Main Entrance): Music festival by renowned
musicians of India will be inaugurated by Kannada film actor and MP Mr.
Ambarish on September 27 at 6 p.m. The daily concerts commence at 6 p.m.
at the Ane Bagilu (Elephant entrance gate) of the Palace. Admission to
special enclosures is by tickets of Rs 100. General public are allowed
free of cost at the open place. The programmes at the Palace are:
- Clarionet and Violin Jugal Bandi by Narasimhalu Vadavati and Dr. M.
September 28 - Sugama Sangeetha by Shimoga Subbanna, S.Mallanna,
Madikeri Nagendra, Dhivya Raghavan, Premalatha Diwakar, Dr. Lohit Mohan,
Kikkeri Krishnamurthy, Raju Ananthaswamy and Supriya Acharya.
September 29 - Violin by Dr. Lalgudi Jayaraman.
September 30 - Karnatak Vocal by Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna.
October 1 - Veena and Sitar Jugal Bandi by Dr. Suma Sudheendra
and Shubendra Rao.
October 2 - Hindustani Music by Shuba Mudhagal.
October 3 - Karnataka Music by K.Jesudas.
October 4 - Presentation of Sangeetha Vidwan award followed by
Hindustani Music by Rajan Mishra-Sajan Mishra.
Jaganmohan Palace: Dance performances by renowned
dancers of India are arranged daily from 6 p.m.
- Bharata Natyam by Chethan Hebbar, and Ramayana Ballet by Jayalakshmi
September 28 - Bharata Natyam by Niveditha, and Sri Basaveswara
- Dance Ballet by Keshava Nruthya Shale troupe.
September 29 - Bharata Natyam by Susheela Mehtha, and Dance Ballet
by Vyjayanthi Kashi of Shambavi School of Dance.
30 - Bharata
Natyam by Nethra Chitrangada, and Dance Ballet by Veenamurthy Vijaya.
- Bharata Natyam by Vidya Ravishankar Radha Darshan, and Dance Ballet
by Dr.Tulasi Ramachandra.
- Bharata Natyam by Priyadarshini Govinda, and Kathak Dance by Sushmitha
- Bharata Natyam by Chethana Radhakrishna, and Dance Ballet by Prathibha
- Poets' Meet (Recitation of poems by poets of different Indian Languages)
Kala Mandira: Music and Drama festival by popular musicians
and drama troupes of Karnataka daily from 6 p.m.
- Karnatak Music by Kavitha and Triveni, and 'Krishnadevaraya' play by
Kadamba Ranga Vedike.
September 28 - Flute recital by A.V.Prakash, and 'Urilingapeddi'
play by Shivakumara Kalasangha.
29 - Qawali
by Zayidulla Khan, and 'Yayathi' play by Deva Nagesh, Nandana.
September 30 - Sugama Sangeetha by Jagadish Kalavrunda, and 'Chinnada
Gombe' play by Sri Adishakthi Krupaposhitha Nataka Mandali.
- Hindustani Music by Handiganuru, and 'Kathale Belaku' play by Rangayana
October 2 - Veena recital by Shanti Rao, and Yakshagana by Sri
- Sugama Sangeetha by H.R.Leelavathi and Raghuram, and Stage Songs by
Kalpana Naganath, Janardhan, Subhadramma Mansur, Banandhur Kempayya, Appagere
Thimmaraju, Basavalingaiah, Mysore Rangaswamy.
- Hindustani Music by Dr. Hanuamanna Nayaka Dore, and 'Jalagara' play
by Hulivan Gangadharaiah.
Open Air Theatre: Yuva Dasara (Dasara Cultural Programmes
September 28 - Inauguration, Bangra Dance (Punjab), African Dance
(South Africa), Dance variety (Sri Lanka), Dance Ballet (Prabhat Artistes,
Bangalore), Group Dances (Sadvidya P.U.College and J.S.S.Women's College,
September 29 - Western Fusion (William Joseph International Academy,
Bangalore), Dance Variety (South Africa), Gidda Dance (Punjab), Dance
Variety (Mysore Medical College, Mysore), Group Dance (Maharaja's College,
Mysore), Folk Dance and Ballet by (Banumiah's College, Mysore).
September 30 - World Fusion Band (Rhythm Asia Troupe, A.Shivamani
- Mumbai Drums, Louis Banks - Key Board, Neeladri Kumar - Sitar), Group
Dance and Feature (Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore), Group Dance
and Folk Dance (Sarada Vilasa College, Mysore), Group Dance (NSS Unit,
- Tibetan Dance (Tibetans), Gotipuda (Orissa), Bizu Dance (Assam), Karagam
Kavadi (Tamil Nadu), Group Dances (N.I.I.E, Mysore and Maharani's Arts
- Burma Dance (Mynamar), Mayuri/Koli (Maharashtra), Loka Nrutya (Tamil
Nadu), Goti Pava (Orissa), Group Dance and Traditional Dance (Yuvaraja's
College, Mysore), Traditional Dance (Farooqia College, Mysore), Group
Dance (Marimallappa Women's College, Mysore).
- Burma Dance (Mynamar), Bihu Dance (Assam), Chudaya Dance (Orissa), Sonal
Garbha (Gujarat), Group Dance and Folk Dance (Maharani's Science College,
Mysore), Traditional Dance (Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore).
October 4 - Dandiya Raz (Gujarat), Ranapa Dance (Orissa), Karnataka
Vaibhava (Department of Tourism), Group Dances (S.D.M.College, CAVA, Nataraja
Women's College and Maharaja's College, Mysore).
In the week-long film festival chosen Kannada language films will be screened
at Four Theatres in Mysore daily from 10-30 a.m. The formal inauguration
will take place on September 27 at 12 noon at Sangam Theatre. Admission
is by Rs.10 and Rs.5 tickets. The theatres and films being screened from
September 26 to October 2 are:
Sept. 26 : Katha Sangama, Sept. 27: Sparsha, Sept. 28; Gandhada Gudi,
Sept. 29: Beladhingala Bale, Sept. 30: Vijayanagarada Veeraputra, Oct.
1: Appu and Oct. 2: Babruvahana.
Sept. 26: Kariya, Sept. 27: A.K.-47, Sept. 28: Gandhada Gudi, Sept. 29:
Kanuru Heggadathi, Sept. 30: Thayige Thakka Maga, Oct. 1: Yajamana, Oct.
Sept. 26: Chandavalliya Thota, Sept. 27: Singaravva, Sept. 28: Naagara
Haavu, Sept. 29: Thayi Saheba, Sept. 30: Trimurthi, Oct. 1: Premaloka,
Oct. 2: Ravichandra.
Sept. 26: Sandhya Raga, Sept.27: Bangarada Manushya, Sept. 28: Jeevana
Chaitra, Sept. 29: Srikrishnadevaraya, Sept. 30: Bandhana, Oct 1: Kutumba,
Oct. 2: Ranganayaki.
At Doddakere Grounds (opposite Palace Main Gate), Starts from September
27, Open in the evenings daily, Entry by tickets of Rs.10
Horticulture Show (From September 26 to October 6), Daily
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Entry by tickets)
The Karnataka Government's Theatre Repertory has arranged special Art
and Theatre Programmes at its premises. Programmes include Lectures
by Art Critic Anil Kumar from Sept.25 for four days daily in the evenings;
Art Exhibition from Sept.25 to Oct.6., Andhra Pradesh Handloom textiles
exhibition and sale and Kondappalli Wooden Dolls exhibition from Oct.
2 to Oct. 6 and folk dance shows.
Air Show: Sky
Diving by 'Air Devils' of Indian Air Force, Rehearsals on Sept. 29, Oct.
1, and Oct. 3. Final demonstration on Oct. 5 prior to the commencement
of Dasara Procession, Palace Grounds.
Vijaya Dasami Procession:
Procession of Goddess Chamundeswari starts from Palace premises with Nandi
Dhwaja worship at 2-53 p.m., Admission for Palace enclosures is by tickets
Special Poojas will be conducted in the mornings and evenings at the Temple
on the top of Chamundi Hills from September 27 to October 5. Rathothsava
(Car Festival): On October 12 at about 7 a.m., Theppothsava (Floating
Festival): On October 14 at 8 p.m.
Government is selling Rs.5,000 Gold Cards for Tourists to enable them
to have free access to these and other programmes.