Of the periodical festivals, the Sarannavaratri draws people
in lakhs. The whole city of Mysore then goes gay for 10 days, and the gaiety,
festivity, and religiosity touching the meridian reign supreme, and hardly one
finds a parallel in the whole of Punya Bharat. Seeing is believing, and
believing elevates and exhilarates; for, the creative faculty unable to grasp
its elusive charms, ceases expression allowing the visitors drink in with eyes
all the splendour overflowing the whole city with exhibitions, entertainments
etc. A visit alone gratifies the sensory organs and no reading substitutes it.
The Mysore Dasara far surpasses the celebrations of this kind anywhere in India.
It lies to the east of Mysore city accessible by four
wheelers from railway station and bus stand and by foot also.