Mysuru: With the curtains rising on the 10- day annual Mysuru Dasara extravaganza on Sunday, the district administration is all set to welcome the thousands of tourists, who will arrive for the festival like every year.
Detailing the cultural delights that await visitors to the city, Mysuru district minister V. Somanna said on Friday that artistes of national and international acclaim would perform before an illuminated Mysuru palace and seven other venues, the Jaganmohan Palace, Kalamandira, Kiru Rangamandiar, Gaanabharathi, Town Hall, Naadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha and near the small clock tower from September 29 to October 7, between 6 pm and 10 pm.
The minister, who was speaking to reporters here, said besides the Governor, Chief Minister and deputy Chief Ministers, all ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other elected representatives, leaders of various political parties, all three Union ministers from the state, and the Union tourism minister had been invited to the event.
The festivities will kick off on September 29 with a dance performance by Vidhushi Radhika Nandakumar to the songs composed by Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, to mark the birth centenary celebrations of the legendary Mysuru maharaja . This will be followed by ghazals by Pankaj Udhas from Mumbai.
A classical music concert by Pandit Uday Mallik from Delhi, a Bharathnatyam recital by Meenakshi Raghavan from Chennai, a Mohana Veena concert by Pandit Vishwamohana Bhat from Rajasthan, and Sugama Sangeetha by Archana Udupa will follow on September 30.
A Hindustani music recital by Vyshnavi Gangu bhai Hanagal ,daughter of Dr Gangubhai Hanagal's son, Babu Rao will be held on October 1.
The many performances , workshops and attractions on offer in the city for the 10 days of Dasara, will include a magic show and talking doll show near the small clock tower on October 4....