Mangalore Dasara at Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temple is one of the biggest and the most keenly-awaited festivities of the coastal district, celebrated with great joy and splendor. The ten-day festival starts with the installation of the nine idols of Goddess Durga in the decorated hall of the temple.
Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara and most of the temples are illuminated with glowing lights that provided an incredible feast to the eyes. Dasara in Mangalore is a grand event attracting scores of people from all over. It is considered an alternative to the grand Mysore Dasara. Water fountain at the temple premise is another attractive feather to the temple’s crown. About 7 km of road through which a grand procession is taken has been illuminated with the colorful lights. Hundreds of artists have been working hard for the past one month to put together the lightings and the tableaux.