Yoga Dasara was inaugurated by performing mass Surya Namaskara in front of Mysuru Palace under aegis of Yoga Dasara sub-committee, on Sunday morning.
More than 1,500 yoga practitioners took part in the event.
MLA Somashekar in his inaugural speech said: “Yoga should not be limited only for today but must be practised as a daily routine. Yoga is the best way to keep ourselves healthy and full of energy for the whole day.”
“Yoga is practice world-wide and is of international fame. There is a need to preserve and promote this healthy practice,” he added.
Yoga instructor Dr Raghavendra Pai, President of Yoga Dasara sub-committee Nataraj, Arpitha Simha and others were present.
This was followed by a Yoga walk from Kote Anjaneya temple to DC Office.