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Friday, October 22, 2004


The glorious mysore palace Posted by Hello



golden howdah Posted by Hello


Mysore is not just a city, it is a state of mind; it is said that mysore can consume all the coffee in the world, all mysoreans are complusive coffee drinkers.Mysore is a retro version of bangalore- laid back, dreamy, ruthlessly conservative - open for ideas but values are non negotiable,very few cities in the world have as rich a cultural heritage as mysore.
I rememeber all this because today is Dasara- the state festival of mysore. It symobilses the the victory of the good over the evil, the right against the wrong.The celebrations last for 9 nights culminating in the ayudha pooja - the worship of weapons- when all the tools, instruments, are cleaned and worshipped - the last day is the royal dasara procession where the goddess chamundi is carried in a 750 kgs golden howdah from the royal palace around the main streets of the city.
One example where a profound tradition speaks for itself without having the need to raise a hue n cry in front of the Macdonalds

11 comments:

Sham said...

thats my home town YEAH!!! MYSORE BABY!

Sunrayz said...

Reminds me of the last time I went to Mysore.
Your previous post- I must admit- some of it,went way above my head! Anyways, I hope your flu is better.
Have a good weekend!

Ubermensch said...

yeah sham, home chweeeeeeet homeeee.

sunrayz,
i feel a lot better,thank u.
don try to make sense of any of these words.:-

karma said...

yo yosso

glad to see your sidebar sorted out :))

- kakes

Une Femme Folle said...

hey :)

been there, done that.. :) though not seen the palace lighted up in all its glory for myself..

Rainbow said...

love Mysore, Banglore, Srirangapatnam... most of Karnataka, that I've been to. Beautiful.
Ramya

. : A : . said...

I have been to both Bangalore and Mysore and completely agree with what you have written - Mysore is a retro version of Bangalore. It is so true!

Ubermensch said...

wow people,
din know mysore was so paymus-- tx for commenting!!

Yellow said...

Didn't know that age showed on the writing!! Aaawessome snaps of Mysore on your blog - Loved them - It's a treat for the eyes!

Ubermensch said...

yellow glad u liked them. thanks for commenting.

EnJay said...

You know, it's been ages since the last time I went to Mysore.. and i've never seen the palace during Dussehra.. but I love the palace even otherwise. I mean, it's such an awesome place with some of the most wonderful work I've ever seen... And to think it actually belongs to someone... Gawwdd!!

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