Thanks to the government of Karnataka and the district administration, we could conduct Naada Habba or Dasara successfully without any itch. Dasara festival has a rich legacy and its history dates back to the days of great Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara empire fame. The festivities which started then are continuing with same fanfare. With the downfall Vijayanagara dynasty, the Mysuru Maharajas took over the charge and continued to celebrate the festival with same splendour. Dasara is not just a festival confined to one particular community. It is a festival of all the communities of the state that speaks volumes. Though there was the threat of Cauvery water row overshadowing this year’s celebrations, nothing untoward happened. Everything went on expected lines, thanks to the concerned authorities who made everything happen successfully.
Kiran K, Lakshmipuram