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Navaratri and Dasara in Medieval Vijayanagara
Mysore Royal Dasara
altar Arasu auspicious banni tree betel leaves Bettada Bhuvaneshvari Brahmin buffalo demon called captains celebrated ceremonial worship Chamaraja consecrated cult Dalavayi day of navaratri decorated deity Devi Mahatmya divine durbar durbar assembly Durbar hall Durga feasts fire flowers front goddess Chamundeshvari goddess Durga gold honour horse and elephant icon India kalasha Kalika Purana kankana Kanthirava Narasaraja Karnataka king king's kingdom Krishnadevaraya kshatriya Lakshmi lamps lord Mahanavami Mahanavami festival Mahishasura mantapa mantras medieval mother goddess Mysore Dasara Mysore palace Mysore royal Nalvadi Krishnaraja Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar NAVARATRI AND DASARA navaratri and Vijaya-dashami navaratri festival nine days offered palanquin pearls performed placed precious stones priests procession Raja Wadiyar Rama Ravana rites ritual digests ritual worship Royal throne royal weapons ruler sacred scented areca nuts seat shami tree shrine simhasana Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Srirangapattana sword symbol temple texts traditional turmeric Vijaya-dashami day Vijaya-dashami festival Vijayanagara Vijayanagara empire village Vishnu women wrestlers