Mysore, Oct. 5 (RK&BRS)- With the inaugural function of this year's Dasara just three days away, the Chamundeshwari temple atop the Hill, the Dasoha Bhavana with a capacity of mass feeding more than 2000 devotees, the guest house consisting of nearly 60 rooms and other structures in the vicinity of the temple are all getting spruced up.

Sanctum Sanctorum

Experienced workers along with specialists in the handling of delicate ornaments of gold and silver including Prabhavali ador-ning the deity as well as the silver mantapa in the temple premises are being thoroughly cleaned under the guidance of pradhana archak Shashishekara Dixit, assisted by archakas Jayaram and Sunil.

The temple's seven-storey tall tower with intricate figurines of divine beings as well as the base structure are also being cleaned and given a fresh coat of paint.

A large pandal is being erected on the sprawling area to the left of the temple to provide shelter to the audience during the inaugural function.

A stage is also being set up in the space opposite the temple to enable the devotees to view the rituals outside the main temple.

All expenses are being met out of the temple funds, the prad-hana archak told Star of Mysore.

Deputy Commissioner's Muzrai Assistant E.G. Nayak is overseeing the preparations atop the hill as well in the Mysore Palace premises under instructions from the DC Harsha Gupta, who is also the Special Officer for Dasara festival.

The Mysore Palace Board has almost completed the sprucing up of all the temples in the Palace premises including those devoted to the deities of Ganesha, Hanuman, Gayathri, Prasanna Krishnaswamy, Trineshwara, Shwetha Varahaswamy, Bhuva-neshwari and Lakshmi Ramana.

The statue of the demon Mahishasura atop the hill is also receiving a fresh coat of paint, aimed at providing a grand view to the entry point to the hill-top, an important tourist destination.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore