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Mangalore Dasara celebrations inaugurated at Kudroli Temple

Mangalore Dasara celebrations inaugurated at Kudroli Temple

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore, Sep 25, 2014 : Mangalore Dasara celebrations  at the Sri Gokarnanatha Temple  at Kudroli  commenced with grandeur and religious fervour  on September 25, Thursday in the presence of dignitaries. The  idol of Goddess Sharada and the Navadurgis were installed at the Temple on the first day of Navaratri.

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Mangalore Mayor Mahabala Maarla lighted the traditional lamp to mark the inaugural of the festivities.  Ramesh Kumar, businessman and his  wife Urmila Ramesh Kumar  graced the occasion among others. The Temple  Committee office bearers and members were also present.

The idols of Navadurgis namely  Kooshmandini,  Chandraghanta,Brahmacharini, Shailaputri, Adi Shakti, Mahagowri,Sidhidhatri, Mahakali, Katyayini and Skandamata  have been installed and are attracting large number of people as usual.
Harikrishna Bantwal who spoke on the occasion, said the Mangalore Dasara celebrations of the Temple is a splendid display of harmony and  unity when devotees not only from the city but from across the nation throng the shrine to be a part of the festivities.

The  Gokarnanatha Hall where the idols have been installed has been tastefully decorated while the entire temple which is illuminated presents a whole new world.

The festivities will conclude with a grand and mesmerizing Shobhayatra on October 4, featuring several tableaux apart from the idols of Goddess Sharada, Mahaganapathi and Navadurgis.

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