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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Mysore Dasara - 2011

Yes I wanted to go Visit Mysore with hubby and witness the Mysore Dasara and show him around Mysore which is like showing him Glimpses of my childhood days... Finally this year my dream came true!!

I am so Thankful,
Thanks to R maama and R Atta for the special invitation to us - "the newly weds" as mentioned in the mail :)
Thankful to hubby who agreed to take 2 days off from work
Thankful to Mom n Dad who agreed to join us on our first visit to Mysore after marriage

Even b4 we decided to go I had a list of places to go, list of things to do in Mysore, but knowing I cudnt cover all of them I kept on prioritizing the same again and again!!

On 6th Oct we got up @ 4:00 am and left our home to pick up Mom n Dad @ 5:30 AM  Had tea n breakfast @ Mom's house and left Blore by 7:00 AM. Enjoyed the drive in our car..I was busy chatting with Mom while hubby was busy chatting wit Dad and we did actually reached Mysore soon..

We were very warmly welcomed and the breakfast was served immediately, I was so glad it was hubby's fav- Idli Vada n sambaar... :) After breakfast my cousin R gave a tour of his house while R Maama gave us the tickets for the Dasara procession and the Torch light parade... He actually sponsored Torch light parade tickets to me n hubby :) We got ready and left to witness the Dasara procession from Mysore palace. somehow all of us (Hubby, me, mom and dad) got the best seats to sit, it also had a covering over the head like a tent so that we did not feel hot too!! after a long wait, the magnificant Mysore Dasara processions started!!!! I was seeing Dasara for the first time and that too with hubby wow!!

Elephants, horses, colourful decorations, dancers, dhol kunitha, dappa thale etc was the highlight of the procession,The famous Dasara Tableau's started to appear one after the other, I guess we saw around 50 colorful, cheerful meaningful Tableaux one after the other, each Tableaux represented a district in Karnataka and was decorated based on some famous personality or a event and the dancers, drummers etc in front of that Tableaux was also a representation of that place!! Each time a Tableaux appeared we were curious to know where it belonged to and what did the decoration meant! It was a exciting feeling... Clicked a lot of snaps and enjoyed the procession a lot!! Towards the end the "Ambari with Durga idol appeared on the elephant" to which the CM of Karnataka offered flowers!!

We headed home as soon as the function was over and had a late Lunch... within no time we had to proceed to the famous "Torch ligh Parade" (Panjina Kavayatthu). Again we all sat together and this time L odina n her son K accompanied us.. It was really a Thrilling experience.

The parade began with Karnataka Governor Hansraj Bharadwaj taking the Guard of Honour followed by march past and later troupes exhibited their talent holding natural torches and conducting various exercises.The motorcycle-borne acrobatics enthralled by security personnel was a great show. The tent pegging event  The lazer show, sound and music show, the cultural programmes....Then the traditional torches forming different formations like "Happy Dasara-401" "Palace" "Jai Karnataka" "Jai Hind" and "See You in 2012"

The highlight of the Torch light parade was the "Sky Laterns" or "Akash Butti" which was first time introduced in Torch Ligh parade was amazingly amazing!!! It seems it is a tradition in Thailand to release the light so that it carries a message to the gods!! It was truly awesome n I have no words to express the same!! It was as though the stars was floating and taking a message to the gods above!! wow!!

Me n hubby had recently watched the cartoon movie  "Tangled" where similar "sky lanterns" were relased on the Birthday of their daughter... we both were mesmerised to see the beauty in the movie and were still more thrilled to witness the same event here in Torch light parade!!! It soon followed by the traditional fireworks!!! witch added to the night beauty!!  The sky never looked more beautiful to me :)

Later that night after dinner, we all played Housie Housie and guess wat hubby won full house!!! yippee!! Then we all chatted n chatted till 2:00 am and finally retired to bed!!

7th Oct 2011 - Friday

After breakfast went to Visit the interiors of Mysore Palace, Mom was full enthu to explain everything she had known abt Mysore Palace and was virtually a Guide to us, Hubby enjoyed all the stories told by his MIL... :) Soon after that we headed to R Maama's shop, I bought a razai n a bed sheet from his shop. Mysore I should say was very Hot so wanted to eat Ice-Cream R Maama joined us and we all went to Nalapak to have Yummy Gad Bad Ice creams...
Later on the way back to Home we went in a Tonga.... Yippie!!! It was so much fun!! 

After Lunch took some rest and again left to Chamundi hills, wanted to cover the Palace illumination too but cudn't, but I am gald we saw the illumination from the top of the hill. Since it was Friday and that too Dasara time the temple was too crowded, but gald we had a nice dharshanam of Devi and returned back home..

Moon light Dinner was something that I wanted hubby to experience, coz as kids we used to love to go to terrace, had our dinner, played games like pick n speak, Pick and act, Chaar Patthar, Tug of war, play skits, dance shows etc.... Thanks to R maama who understood my desires and Since the dinner was Chappati's we cudnt hv dinner in the terrace but still managed to go to the terrace post Dinner I already had the game "2  Lies and 1 truth" ready!! We had a nice time playing that game, and Cousin R managed to bluff the others by hiding his true statement and won the game!!

Next was another game from R Atta - "Krishna" - a lovely game which involves everyone's attention and participation and brings smile in everyone's face!!! Then we continued to play few more games and chatted and ate peanuts n sweets n went down to play rummy cards.... Hubby being a naive in this did not give up and soon scored highest points, where as He should hv scored less to win :)) :) he said he wanted to learn the game and not give up just
After all this and some more gossiping and chatting we retired to bed @ around 4:00AM

8th Oct 2011- Saturday

I had asked R atta not to prepare anything so that we all can go to Mylari Hotel and eat Dosas,, at 10:30 am we all went and had the famous Mylari Dosa... Yummmmm!! out next destination for the day was Nanjungudi, but since we heard it was crowded we decided to go there in the evening and hence went to shop saree for my MIL instead... Bought a nice Mysore Silk saree and again went to R maama's shop to take him to another
Ice cream parlour "Dolphin" but this time we paid the bill and aslo took Ice cream home for all!!

In the evening after a power nap went to Nanjungud Temple at around 6:30 PM. Had a very nice dharshana of God shiva, I had promised that I would come there with hubby after our marriage and kept up my promise!! Thanked god for the blessings he has showered and asked him to keep showering the same on us forever!

Enroute home, we went to yet another of my fav destination, clock tower and "Churmmuri"... Ate yummy mysore special churmuri and parcelled some home too!!
After Dinner in the night, was not in mood to play cards hence was just sat and chatted for a while. R atta was showing us her Jewellery shopping from Dubai and was sharing her experience of Dubai visit! and went to bed at around 1:30 AM

9th Oct 2011- Sunday

Our tour to Mysore kind of ended here!! Was happy n sad too!!

After breakfast we left to Bangalore with a heavy heart. 3 days of full fun and we were heading back to reality!! but yes with a happy heart and lotz of memories!!

Stopped @ CCD and Kamat for coffee and Lunch, had also taken Grandma with us
Dropped off Mom n dad and had Tea at their house and was stuck in rain  + traffic en route to drop off Avva to S peddamma's house @ Sadashiv Nagar
Finally after dropping off we Reached home @ around 7:30 PM

Blore welcomed us with lots of rain, traffic jam and no power @ home... as though telling us "Back to reality dude!!" 

Had a wonderful time, the memories of which will cherish forever!! I am looking forward for many more such gatherings!!
Some snaps of our Mysore tour
Mysore Palace Dasara- 2011


Keel Kudure

Another Tableaux
Dappa Thale

Tableaux of Mysore

Ambari on which Durga idol is palced

Mesmerizing Sky Laterns

Fireworks + Sky Laterns

Some more fireworks

Inside the Mysore Palace

Maharaja's Throne on Display

Wow wish I cud hv one in my home...

Tonga Ride with Hubby

Night view of Mysore as seen from Chamundi Hill top

Mahishasura Statue @ Chamundi Hill

Yummmy Ice-creams @ Dolphin

Nanjungud Temple Entrance


  1. Wow! Sounds like a wonderful time was had. Nice pictures too - palace lighting pictures illava? suuper fun was had...

  2. Yes yes we did hv super fun n a wonderful re with so many places to visit we couldn't cover the Palace Illumination but we did see it from Chamundi hill top!!