The world famous Mysuru Dasara celebrations are currently underway in the Heritage city of Karnataka, Mysore (now Mysuru) and the main attraction of the event which is the Jamboo Savari procession will take place on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami on October11.
Even the Ayudha Pooja celebrations by the royal family of Mysuru (the Wadiyars), performed to the royal arms is something to watch out for. With huge crowds, nearly 20,000, set to throng Mysuru to witness the Dasara processions, it makes sense for people those who have not got an opportunity to visit Mysuru and those abroad to watch the processions online.
The Dasara processions, including the Jamboo Savari and the Torchlight Parade (that is held after the end of Jamboo Savari) can be watched online via official live streams offered by all Kannada news channels (and a few of the national news channels). Check out below sources, which offer live streaming of the Jamboo Savari procession and the Torchlight Parade:
- Public TV Kannada: Click here to watch Public TV's live streaming of Mysore Dasara Jamboo Savari procession. Live streaming and coverage starts around 11 AM IST on October 11. Public TV is slowly gaining popularity among Kannadigas for its practical approach towards issues and fire-brand journalism.
- BTV News: BTV is also offering live streaming of the Jamboo Savari processions during Mysuru Dasara. The procession can be watched live from, here.
- Janashri News Live: Live-streaming of Jamboo Savari procession, is also available to watch online, on Janashri News. Click here to watch the live streaming of the Dasara celebrations.
- TV9 Kannada: A popular Kannada news channel, TV9 Kannada will also be hosting the live stream of Jamboo Savari procession and the Torchlight Parade. These programmes can be viewed online live, from here.
Apart from the live stream of Jamboo Savari and torchlight Parade, the complete list of cultural programmes of Mysuru Dasara can be obtained from here.
A backgrounder on Mysuru Dasara's Jamboo Savari procession
On Vijayadashami, the traditional Dasara procession (locally known as Jamboo Savari) is held on the streets of Mysuru city. The main attraction of this procession is the idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari which is placed in a golden howdah on the top of a decorated elephant.
The idol is worshipped by the royal couple before it is taken around in the procession. Colourful tableaux, dance groups, music bands, armed forces, folklores, the royal identities, decorated elephants, horses and camels form a part of the procession which starts from the Mysuru Palace and culminates at a place called Bannimantap, where the Banni tree is worshipped.