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Five lakh people witness jamboo savari

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Mysuru: An estimated five lakh people witnessed jamboo savari the last leg of navaratri on October 8.

Following jamboo savari the navaratri festivities has came to an end, at the city of palaces Mysuru.

Arjuna the majestic elephant performed his role as a howdah carrier with elan, by carrying the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari in a flower bedecked 750-kg golden howdah up to Bannimantap, the last point of five kilometre long procession route.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, scion of erstwhile royal family of Mysuru Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, Mayor Pushpalatha Jagannath, Deputy Chief Minister Govinda M Karjol, district minister V Somanna and Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar offered floral tributes to the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari at 4.18 pm much before the auspicious time fixed between 4.21 pm and 4.57 pm.

Seating arrangements had been made for about 30,000 people inside the palace premises, while the majority of remaining of five lakh people had gathered on the either side of the procession route to catch the glimpse of the procession that included elephants, colourful tableaux and cultural troupes.

– Team Mysoorunews

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