The Dasara celebrations is an epitome of rich tradition & heritage of Karnataka. The Statues of the palace are burnished and the entire city is embellished prior to the festival. The day before Dasara is celebrated as Ayudha Puje, where the weapons and all mundane objects are worshiped for the service that they offer. World famous Mysuru Jumbo Savari takes place on the last day of Navaratri, which is also the Day Mahishasura was killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari. The name Mysuru is derived from Mahishasura. The Golden Howrah(palakki) is carried by Arjuna the royal elephant. Also, the pristine atmosphere of the palace gives a sense of warmth to the visitors. The Number of National and International tourists who visit this place proliferates during Dasara. Mysuru palace is decorated specially with light bulbs during dasara. The fervor of lights(palace at night) has been pleasing the hearts of millions. Mysuru was ruled by sagacious kings who have made this land a propriety for living. The Vijayanagara rulers and the Wodeyars must be lauded for their efforts. The city viewed from the top of Chamundeshwari hills is prodigious during Dasara. Wishing everyone out there a Happy Vijayadashami and a Happy Dasara Festival.