The Mangalore Dasara, is a festival in the Indian city of Mangalore organized by Kudroli Shri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple. It is also referred as Navarathri Festival, Vijayadashami.
The tiger dance, lion dance and bear dance are the main attractions. The city is decorated with lights for the span of 10 days of the occasion.
People decorate their houses and businesses, shops, hotels, etc. Most of the roads in Mangalore such as M.G Road, K.S Rao Road, GHS Road are seen garnished with lights and electric lanterns for the procession. The image of Mangalore City Corporation building decorated with colorful and bright lights makes for a spectacular viewing.
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 days of celebrations, the decorated idols of Sharada Devi along with Mahaganapati and Navadurga will be worshipped.
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