No Vajra Mushti Kalaga in this year’s Mysuru Dasara

Yaduveer Krishnadutta Chamaraja Wadiyar will conduct the private durbar at Mysuru Palace on October 7; entrance fee to Mysuru Palace has been increased to Rs 100 from Rs 70; for children, the new fee is Rs 50

Prime News, Karnataka, Festival, Wrestling, Mysuru, September 25:- With little less than two weeks to go for the world-famous Mysuru Dasara, programmes that will be part of the nine-day festivities have been announced.  But the Vajra Mushti Kalaga (Jatti Kalaga – wrestling bout), which is one of the major attractions has been shelved in view of the pandemic situation.

In view of the golden throne being assembled on October 1, the visitors to the Mysuru Palace have been banned on that day. The usual programmes that are part of Dasara will be held between October 7 and October 14.

Yaduveer Krishnadutta Chamaraja Wadiyar

Titular king Yaduveer Krishnadutta Chamaraja Wadiyar will be conducting a private durbar on October 7.

Renowned cardiologist Dr C N Manjunath inaugurated the Mysuru Dasara last year but this year’s inaugurator’s name is yet to be announced by the state government.

On October 14, Ayudha puja will be held at Mysuru Palace with the rituals set to start at 5.30 am in the morning. The Royal family’s weapons will be brought to Someshwara Temple for puja. They will be again brought back to the Mysuru Palace for another puja to be performed by Yaduveer.

On October 15, which is the final day of Dasara,  elephants, horses and cows will be arriving at the palace to be followed by the Vijayadashami procession.

On October 31, the golden throne will be dismantled. Visitors’ entry is banned till 1.30 pm on this day.

The entry fee to Mysuru Palace has been increased to Rs 100 from Rs 70. For children, the new fee is Rs 50. For Sound and Light Show, the price is Rs 120 per head and there is no change in it. (MR/KS)

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