October 16, 2010 by Post Team
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa flagged famous four kilometer procession after performing the puja ‘Nandidwaja in front of the Palace of Mysore. Later, also the flag of the procession inside the premises of the Palace.
The state government offered to goddess worship Chamundewari, whose idol is placed in the 750 kg “howdah ‘gold to be carried by the elephant Balarama 51 years at the end of the procession, which was also broadcast live.
Mysore district in charge minister UNI SA Ramadas said the 400 th anniversary celebration on this occasion was also significant as it marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar and 100 years old Palace.
The procession began with a 21 gun salute by the police personnel. There will be over 100 units in the procession for the first time, including 32 paintings in the history of the royal family for centuries and various contingents of the police and the folk.
After the procession of the festivities will conclude with a parade of the torch light in Bannimantapa in which the governor of Karnataka HR Bhardwaj receive the Honor Guard in the presence of the Prime Minister, other ministers and guests.
Meanwhile, there is a large influx of tourists, including a number of forigners this year to witness the festivities. According to officials so far, more than two million people had visited the city and witness the diverse cultural programs.
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