Tight security for ‘Jamboo Savari’ in Mysuru on Oct 15 : Top cop Dr Chandragupta

Special puja offered to Kalarathri Devi at Mysuru Palace on Wednesday, the 7th day of Navaratri; final rehearsal of the Jamboo Savari held Wednesday successfully

Prime News, Karnataka, Festival, Mysuru, October 13:- The world-famous Mysuru Dasara 2021 has a rich history of hundreds of years. This year, like last year, the celebrations have been kept simple for obvious reasons.

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On Wednesday (October 13), the seventh day of Navaratri, special puja was offered to Kalarathri Devi, one of the forms of Goddess Durga. Puja is offered to Kalarathri Devi for good health and peace of mind.  Howdah elephant ‘Abhimanyu,’ horses, camels and cows were offered puja.

After the rituals, titular king Yaduveer Krishnadutta Chamaraja Wadiyar held a private durbar.

Giving details of security for ‘Jamboo Savari’ slated for October 15, Mysuru Commissioner of Police Dr Chandragupta said, “There is tight police security around the Mysuru Palace. Some of the roads that lead to the Palace have been banned for vehicular traffic on Friday. An official order will be issued tomorrow (October 14).”

The top cop said, “In view of  the pandemic situation, strict Covid guidelines will be followed.

The final rehearsal of the Jamboo Savari was held Wednesday successfully and all the other arrangements are in place for the final day.

The Karnataka government has capped the number of participants in Jambo Savari and torchlight parade to 500 and made a negative RT-PCR report mandatory for all the attendees, and they have to be vaccinated with at least one dose of Covid vaccine. It will be held on Vijayadashmi inside the Palace premises. (MR, NGB/KS)

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