Mangaluru: The ten days Mangaluru Dasara will begin at Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temple on October 10. Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will attend it on October 14.
The rituals would begin with the installation of Navadurgas and Sharada Mata idols at the temple on October 10. This will be done around noon, following the lighting of the lamp by the managing director and CEO of Karnataka Bank, Mahabaleshwara M.S. CM Kumaraswamy will attend the festival on October 14 at 6 p.m.
District in-charge Minister U.T. Khader, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Kota Srinivas Poojary, D. Vedavyas Kamath, Mangaluru City South MLA, B.K. Hariprasad, MP, MLCs S.L. Boje Gowda and K. Harish Kumar, and Mayor K. Bhaskar will participate. Senior Congress leader B. Janardhana Poojary, who renovated the temple, will lead the celebrations, he said.
The grand procession of Navadurgas and Sharada Mata idols would be taken out on October 19 from the temple premises. Apart from the 10 idols, nearly 75 tableaux will participate in the procession, which will begin at 4 p.m.