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Mysore Dasara Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Hindi Language

Let me take you to an exciting festival in South India. The festival is called Mysore Dasara (मैसूर दशहरा) and is a state festival in the state of Karnataka. This festival is celebrated to denote the victory of truth over evil. The celebration take place from usually from last week (सप्ताह – Saptah) to the beginning of October. In other part of India (भारत – Bharat), the time is celebrated as Navratri. Although, the festival (त्योहार – Tyohaar) may be associated with one of many significant (महत्वपूर्ण – Mahatvpurn) events in the Hindu mythology.

Mysore Dasara celebrations starts with Navratri and end at the day of Vijyadashmi, the last day of Navratri (नवरात्रि) to mark the event (घटना – Ghatna) when the Hindu Goddess Chamundeshwari killed the demon Mahishasura. Mahishasura was one of the demon (दानव – Daanav) from whose name the name of Mysore has been derived. The city of Mysore has been celebrating Dasara for over last 400 years.


This festival is celebrated by the people (लोग – Log) of Mysore with much passion (उत्साह – Utsaah). The celebrations include many cultural performances, re-enactment of the folklore, fairs, parades and much more over 10 days and attract a large audience (दर्शक – Darshak) from India and the World.

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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.