Mysore Dasara 2016 Celebrations

October 12, 2016 15:13 IST 3 of 5
As Dasara is celebrated as a state-sponsored fest ('nada habba') along with the royal family of the Wodiyar dynasty, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah flagged off the parade at the palace gates by worshipping goddess Chamundeshwari, whose deity was placed in the 750kg golden throne astride jumbo Arjuna.