South India has always been famous to add a very distinct touch to Indian culture. Not just food, but the celebration of certain festivals is also different in here. In this blog, I bring you the various places you must visit for Dussehra celebration. They are different and they are amazing. Let’s begin!
In South India, worship of 3 main goddesses takes place before the 9 days of Dussehra. The goddesses are Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga. Goddess Durga depict strength and courage . Saraswati is the goddess of art and learning. Goddess Lakshmi symbolises wealth and prosperity.
Several beautiful idols, decorations and floral arrangements are made as a part of the celebration across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. But there are few places, where the celebration is magnificent. Let’s find out about those 3 places in South India.
The city looks it’s best during Dussehra. The lighting, the decor, everything is as bright and beautiful as possible. Everyone indulges in the celebration making it the grand festival.
The city got its name from this festival, Mysuru Dasara. Thus, the celebration is at the peak. The magical procession of Dussehra is the Jumbo Savari. If you’re anyway near to Mysore, you must visit and enjoy the celebration!
How beautiful it is to celebrate Dussehra with little dressed up idols? As soon as the festival arrives, the whole city gets ready with their set of idols of gods.
These idols are known as kolus and the occasion is Bommai kolu. Goddess Durga, Mahishasura and characters from Ramayana and Mahabharata are the inspiration behind the idols. They are arranged on wooden ladder like platforms called padis.
On the day of Vijayadashami, people worship goddess Saraswati. The day is very suspicious for the devotees. A similar way of celebration also occurs in Kerala.
Bathukamma is a beautiful floral festival celebrated in parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It is mainly for goddess Gauri. The festival begins with the worship of lord Ganesha. Then women dance around floral arrangements. Various colourful flowers are used to make different arrangements. The festival is celebrated with full joy and excitement across the state.
Now that you know it all, next year book tickets to your favourite destination. Explore the celebration and tell us your experience.
A very happy and prosperous Dussehra to each one of you, from the whole team of The South Indian Store!
Stay happy and healthy! 🌼