I just got back from attending Dasara (a.k.a. Dussehra or Vijayadashami) festivities in Mysore. Dasara celebrates Rama’s victory over Ravana, as well as Durga’s defeat of Mahishasur. There was a flower show about a block from the palace, and this gazebo was the centerpiece. The bottom pick was part of the floor of the gazebo.
Taken on June 28, 2014 at Mantri Square in Malleswaram.
We happened upon a little parade today in Malleswaram. This was the main float. I’m not sure whether this was associated with Rath Yatra, the Festival of Chariots, which is actually tomorrow or if it was something completely secular.