Jitesh Tibrewal, a finance professional, said: “We at Prestige Tranquility, a housing complex of around 2,500 houses in Budigere Cross, have scheduled Raavan Dahan on Sunday where the effigies of Ravana, his son Meghnad and his brother
The 10-day Dasara festival is the culmination of various cultures and Bengaluru epitomizes it. Thus, while Ashtami was celebrated with fervor by the Bengali associations which offered special prayers and cultural programs on Monday, the organizers of
“For the past two years, the city had almost no Dandiya program. There is high demand for Dandiya but people have not been allowed to gather for the past two years due to Covid restrictions. This year has been the most anticipated event and tickets are selling like hotcakes,” said Nitesh S, a Navaratri Program Organizer.
Another resident added that the burning of the Ravana effigies marks the end of Navaratri and the start of a 20-day wait for Deepawali, the festival of lights. This is to celebrate Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya after killing the Demon King.
“For Ram Leela rehearsals, residents dress up to participate in the play which is to play the final episode of the Battle of
Some of the apartment complexes said they had to pay artists Rs 25,000 for making effigies of Ravana, Meghanad and Kumbarakana.
During this time, many organize ‘Gombe habba’ (doll festival). Seethalakshmi Rao, a Bengalurian, has opted for a special theme at this year’s doll festival.
We at Prestige Tranquility have planned Raavan Dahan on Sunday and set up Ram Leela before that
–Jitesh Tibrewal, a resident
Usually, these are mythological stories that are explained via the doll festival, but Rao held a special doll exhibition this year where she exhibited Appu dolls. She picked 10 best Appu songs and displayed them via dolls.
The hospitality industry breathes easy
The festivities gave a big boost to the hospitality industry. For the past two years, hotels in Mysuru have struggled to attract customers due to Covid restrictions.
However, this year Mysuru Dasara celebrations have attracted thousands of tourists and Congress Bharat