Mangalore, September 27: On the eve of the 9 days, Navaratri festival celebrations at Sri Gokarnanatha Temple, “Mangalore Dasara” which will be held at the venue was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. Sidaramaiah on Saturday evening.
Framer behind the renovation of the Temple and Mangalore Dasara- former Union Minister B. Janardhana Poojari presided over the ceremony.
Ex Central Minister MP Oscar Fernandis, Distric Incharge Minister B. Ramanatha rai, Helth Minister U.T.Khadar, Fisheris Minister Abhayachandra Jain, Udupi Distric Incharge Minister Vinaya Sorake, MLA J.R.Lobo, MLA Moidin Bava, MLC.Ivan D’souza, Meyor Mahabala Marla, Deputy Meyor Kavita, DC A.B.Ibrahim, Blosam Fernandis, President of the development committee of the temple, Mr. Jaya C. Suvarna, co-chairman Mrs. Urmila Ramesh Kumar, the President of Administrative Board Sri H.S. SaiRam, Raghavendra Kulur Vice President, Treasurer Padmaraj R (lawyer), Trustees of the B .K . Tharanath, Ravishankar Mijar, K. Maheshchandra, Development Committee member Harikrishna Bantwal, Dr B. G. Suvarna, Leelaksha Karkera, and others were present on the occasion.
In Sri Gokarnanatha temple, which is renowned for Mangalore Dasara; on September 25th, Sri Sarada Devi idol , Lord Ganesha, Navadurge such as the Bramhacahrini, Chandraghata, kusmandhini, Siddidatri, Mahagauri, Mahakali, Kaatyayani, Skandamata, adishakthi, Shailaputri Idols were situated and the Navratri festival, was begun, untill October 5th, the Navarathri festival will take place with grand ceremony.
On the occasion of Dasara, daily Pushpalankara Mahapooja will be preformed to Shree Mahaganapathi, Sri Sharada Matha. Moreover, special cultural program in the evening will be organised daily.