Udayavni Special

Dussehra doll celebration too under COVID-19 shadow


Team Udayavani, Oct 18, 2020, 5:57 PM IST

Doddaballapura: The ‘Dussehra Darbar,’ i.e., the Dussehra dolls festival celebrated along with the festivities of the Mysuru Dussehra in several houses here has also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every year on eve of the festive day, people would visit the houses where these dolls would have been set up. But this year the celebrations have been reduced and the dolls are symbolically assembled.

During the nine days of the Navratri festival, the dolls have a ‘Kalasha’ offering and daily poojas. Additionally, the ceremony of inviting guests and offering ‘Bagina’ to them also accompanies the festival.

Most of the decorated dolls are themed after Kailasha Shivardhana, Tirupati Brahmotsava, Sri Krishna Parijatha, Dashavatara, Tirupati, Garudotsava, Marriage procession, The awakening of Kumbhakarna, Dussehra procession, Mysuru Palace, Rural scapes, Gardens, Zoos, Forests, Kailash mountain, Palaces, Temples and other special dolls.

The houses of TS Umadevi Mahadevya, Prabhati Dayashankar, Srinivasa Raghavan, Nataraj, Manjula Manjunath, Ravishankar, Manjanna, Lakshmi Srinivasayya, Pushpa Shivashankar, Kanitahalli Devaraj are noted for their exquisite doll decorations.

As more children come to see Dussehra dolls, there is a risk of infection. Hence, the dolls and other related rituals and programs are being done on a low scale, said Varalakshmi Devaraj and Lakshmi Srinivasayya here.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

K’taka COVID-19 update: 3014 new cases, 7468 discharges, 28 deaths on Oct 30

India’s COVID-19 case fatality rate falls below 1.5 per cent

#GatewayToGoodness: Adani Group takes over Mangalore airport

B’luru: Show-cause notice issued to 7 hospitals over non-compliance of order for reserving beds

Minimum government, maximum governance: PM’s mantra to IAS probationers

Free COVID-19 vaccine promise not violation of poll code: EC

Conversion just for sake of marriage is not valid: Allahabad High Court



Related Articles More

K’taka COVID-19 update: 3014 new cases, 7468 discharges, 28 deaths on Oct 30

Mandya: 3 leopard cubs found in sugarcane field

Mysuru: Rare ‘Chestnut-headed Bee-eater’ sighted

Kalaburgi: Man killed by business partners over financial issue

Bengaluru-Mysuru rail journey passes ‘glass full of water test’

MUST WATCH

This fish lover has converted his house well into an aquarium

Two-month-old baby elephant found in Belthangady

Collision guaranteed in a blink at this dangerous road turning

COVID19 | Peoples take on reopening of schools | Udayavani

Gadaga Accident victim arrives to vote in ambulance

Latest Additions

Armenia asks Moscow for help amid Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Sean Connery, First James Bond And Global Star, Dies Aged 90

K’taka COVID-19 update: 3014 new cases, 7468 discharges, 28 deaths on Oct 30

Pappu Yadav falls after stage collapses during rally in Bihar; video surfaces

Mandya: 3 leopard cubs found in sugarcane field

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.