Mangaluru: BJP MP Shobha Karandhlaje on the occasion of Vijayadashami said that Karnataka is not just famous for Mysuru Dasara, Mangaluru Dasara is equally amazing Taking to Twitter she wrote, "Karnataka is not just famous for #MysuruDasara, Namma Kudla's #MangaluruDasara is equally amazing & attracts a crowd from across the country!" "Come to witness Karnataka coast's #PiliNalike along with lion & bear dances!," she wrote sharing a video of Mangaluru Dasara festivities.
During Navaratri, various idols along with Sharada Devi will be installed by the priests at Swarna Kalamantapa amidst the chanting of hymns and performance of Vedic rituals. In these nine days of celebrations, the decorated idols of Sharada Devi along with Mahaganapati and Navadurgas will be worshipped.
On the evening of Vijaya Dashami, the procession begins from the Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatheshwara Temple and will end at the same venue in the early morning the next day with the immersion of the idols at the Pushkarini pond inside the temple complex. Idols of ‘Navadurgas’ along with Mahaganapathi and Sharada are carried in the procession, augmented by flowers, decorative umbrellas, tableaux, bands, chende and traditional dances, folk dances, Yakshagana characters, Dollu Kunitha, gombe (dolls), Pilinalike (Huli vesha) and other traditional art forms.
However, this year due to the pandemic Mangaluru Dasara was a low-key affair.