Mangalore Dasara is famous Festival celebration and its grand Procession which is
carried across the streets of Mangalore, It is also referred as Navarathri Festival,
Vijayadashami and also called Marnemi In Tulu . Tiger dance and Beer Dance are main
attraction in Mangalore Dasara .
The city will be decorated with dazzling and sparkling lights everywhere in Mangalore
, it is like a carnival for 10 days .
Roya Tiger dance(Kannada- Hulivesha |Tulu- Piliesa ) is one of the famous folk dances
during dasara | Navaratri , typically young males form troops of five to ten members
they are costumed like tigers and a band with two or three drummers. this troop
is managed by the manager of the group . they roam around the streets and houses
in these days. tiger dance is performed to honor the goddess durga whose favored
animal is tiger.
The well-known Mangalore Dasara celebrations is famous for its sparkling procession
. The Citizens of Mangalore and thousands of devotees from various parts are joining
together in the City to witness the grand finale of the Mangalore Dasara on the
day of Vijayadashami .
People will be decorating their houses and business building, shops, hotels, etc.
Over all the entire streets in the City were decorating with electric bulbs to welcome
At Mangalore Dasara procession Idols of ‘Navadurgas’ along with Mahaganapathi and
Sharada were taken , which was blown up by flowers , decorative umbrellas, tableaus,
bands, chende and traditional dances ,folk dances ,music’s , Yakshagana characters,
dollu kunitha, gombe (dolls) , karaga, hulivesha (Tiger Dance ) and other traditional
art forms procession more colorful .
Mangaladevi at Bolar being the ancient which drags devotees all over india celebrates
the Dasara festival. Mangalore got its name from Mangaladevi. Mangaladevi temple
arranges for various cultural programmes such as folk, music, drama, plays on various
themes, ballets and devotional songs. On the ninth day also known as mahanavami,
a large number of devotees participate in the rathotsava (car festival) . The decorated
goddess in mounted on the grand chariot and pulled with thick ropes. The procession
(Rathothsava) filled with various deities and many number of tableaux gloriously
decorated with colorful lights and festoons. The procession reaches a location at
Marnamikatta where the goddess is worshipped. Which brings prosperity and happiness.
Kudroli temple the Hundred years Celebration (1912 - 2012) , is the center of attraction
during the Navarathri festival. The Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple was built
in the year 1912 by Sri Narayana Guru. Gokarnanatha is the other name for Lord Shiva.
The temple is 2km from the centre of Mangalore city. The temple has Gopuram (tower
like huge structure) decorated with murals of various gods and goddesses. Murals
depict the scenes from Hindu epics and legends.
The Kudroli temple trust keeps the `Gangavatharana’ (Ganges water flowing from the
crown of Lord Shiva) in operation for all 9 days during the Navarathri. The depiction
has 4 colorful idols of Shiva 13 feet high with jet of water rushing towards the
sky to a height of 100 feet. As the water from four sides reach their pinnacle they
take shape of a Shivalingam. Color lights around the place add to the glory of the
Navarathri and Shivarathri are the two big festivals celebrated at this temple.
The celebrations at the temple during Dasara is also popularly called as Mangalore