Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mysore Palace Best Tourist Spot during Navaratri celebration

Mysore Palace.jpg

Navaratri and Dussera are a colorful festival in the South too. In Mysore, the palace is decorated with lights and it is a beauty to our eyes. A procession of caparisoned elephants carry the deity worshiped by the Maharajas - Chamundi - through the city Mysore. The Mysore celebrations are held on such a fantastic scale that hundreds of thousands tourists flock to see the procession.

In Tamil Nadu, Navaratri is a family festival in which women adorn a display of resplendently dressed dolls and exchange gifts and sweets, betel-nuts coconuts and kumkum.

In the North, dussera is associated with the return of Lord Ram and Sita from their punishment of 14 years. Huge figures of the demon Ravana are burnt on winter nights and open air plays based o the Ramayan are staged late into the nights

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