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Before making sound, puja to cannons at Palace

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Mysuru: Jamboo Savari the final leg of Dasara is not just about elephants, cultural troupes and tableaux.

The sound that hits the backdrop, as the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari in the golden howdah mounted on the elephant Arjuna is offered floral tributes, has a historical significance.

Continuing with the tradition, puja was performed to seven cannons at palace on September 2.

Equipment used to load gun powder, bags used to keep the powder and firing handle were also kept for the puja.

The cannons are fired to offer 21-gun salute to the Goddess, a rare honour that was previously bestowed upon only four maharajas in India, including the wadiyars of Mysuru, till the princely rule was abolished.

 Cannons are fired during the torchlight parade at Bannimantap too, as a mark of respect to the Governor.

Police Commissioner K T Balakrishna who performed the puja has said “Cannon fire practice will start soon, along with Dasara elephants and mounted horses to acclimatise them. ADGP will be visiting the city soon, to prepare bandobast scheme for Dasara”.

Assistant SP Kshama Mishra, DCPs M Muthuraj and B T Kavita also took part in the puja.

– Team mysoorunews

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