Saturday, October 07, 2006

Mysore Dasara 2006

The Royal Splendor

Dasara at Mysore is a Royal Festival Celebrating victory of Truth over Evil.Legend has it that the Goddess Chamundeeswari or Durga slew the demon Mahishasuran on Vijayadashami day. Dasara is a 10-day festival in the region culminating on Vijayadashami or tenth day.

The Entire city of Mysore comes alive and people from all over the world come to Mysore to watch the Dasara proceedings and the Dasara procession which ends the Dasara celebrations.

Me and Nara had been to Mysore to enjoy the Dasara festival and also shoot the proceedings. The whole city was upbeat,festivity was in the air and excitement all over the place.
It was just awesome to be there and feel the festival.

This is a panaromic shot of the Grandly lit Mysore palace,where most of the celebrations took place.

I begin to post the Dasara pictures and i hope to post a few more in the next week. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Great machi... how did you do this? some zoom in zoom out thing???

Rakesh said...

This was Zoom out from the palace during a slow shutter capture.


Subashini said...

One would have seen the panoramic view of the Mysore palace lit with lights innumerous times in calendars n postcards.
But this pic shows a different view of the same. Gud attempt ...:-)

Rakesh said...

@Subashini: Thanks for the comments.I am glad you liked it.

It was the same Postcards and calendars that motivated me to show something different..i hope it works...