Mysore Culture



Mysore Culture is a fine combination of the historic heritage and the contemporary achievements of the city. As a land of the mighty maharajas Mysore has always been a appealing place of grandeur. The cultural saga of Mysore speaks of the past ages when this beautiful city of Karnataka was a dominion of the brave kings.

From architecture and poetry to paintings and music the kings of Mysore have contributed significantly towards the enrichment of the culture of the city. The Wodeyars and Vijayanagar kingdom were known to have spread the message of brotherhood and allowed the peaceful co-habitation of multi-religious people in Mysore.

Today, the gamut of religion present in Mysore tells of an important part of the culture of the place. Be it the Hindus or the Muslims all communities live in Mysore with sufficient cordiality. This shows the immense influence of the cultural tradition of Mysore which made the people live like brethren on a common ground.

The festivals of Mysore are a fascinating indicator of the cultural unity of the place. Inhabited by people of different faiths and beliefs Mysore becomes a common cultural canopy under which the various social festivals are celebrated by one and all. Dasara is one such major festival followed by the people of Mysore with enough mirth and enthusiasm.

The ten day long festival of Dasara is celebrated by the inhabitants of Mysore by taking out a procession in which the Goddess Chamundhi idol is placed on a well-embellished elephant. Sweet is exchanged by people of all religion during Dasara festival in Mysore. Also, all the houses of the city are beautifully decorated.

Representing the inherent charisma of the oldest of traditions and events, Mysore Culture stands as a distinct identity of the place.



Last Updated on 9/14/2011



     


     

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