Mysore was the political capital
of the Wodeyar dynasty which ruled the state of Karnataka
for some 150 years till the independence of the country
from the British. These kings were great patrons of art
and culture and Mysore was the cultural capital of the
south under the rule of the Wodeyars. The Wodeyars made
the Dasara festival an event To showcase the rich culture and heritage of the town.
Even to this date this celebration of the Dasara which is a 10
day celebration during the month of Oct/ Nov is a spectacular
event to watch. Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues
and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world
with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical
music and dance.
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