Special Covers released during the Dasara Celebrations at Mysuru. All the covers has the same cancellation.
Mysuru Dasara Exhibition: 11th October 2018
Dasara Exhibition is one of the major tourist attractions of Mysuru Dasara. The exhibition site is just opposite to the Mysuru palace spread over a sprawling campus which includes stalls of various interests. Originally introduced by the Maharaja of Mysore in the year 1880 to convey to people the developments in the state, it has now become an integral part of Mysuru Dasara celebrations. Exhibition goes on well after the Dasara for a period of three months.
Cover Code: KTK/71/2018
Mysuru Mallige: 12th October 2018
'Mysuru mallige' is a jasmine flower variety grown in and around Mysuru. It was recognized with G.I.Tag in the year 2007. The uniqueness of this flower is its fragrance which lasts long. The flower carries the botanical name "Jasminum grandiflorum".
Cover Code: KTK/72/2018
Torch Light Parade: 13th October 2018
The 'torchlight parade' known as Panjina Kavayathu is the concluding
program of Mysuru Dasara held on the night of Vijaya Dashami with the
culmination of Jamboo savari. Originally introduced to showcase the
military capabilities. It is now one of the main attractions of Mysuru
Dasara. A visual treat, it includes torchlight parade by Police
personnel, daredevil bike rides and laser show.
Cover Code: KTK/73/2018
Palaces of Mysuru: 17th October 2018
Yaduraya built the first palace in Mysuru in 14th century CE.After
several reconstructions,the present palace, the Amba Vilas was
constructed during 1897 to 1912. Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar built
Jaganmohan palace in 1861. Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar built Jayalakshmi
vilas, Cheluvamba Mansion and Karanji Mansion.Lalith Mahal was built
for special guests.Rajendra vilas palace was built on Chamundi hill for
stay of Royals during visits to the hill.
Cover Code: KTK/74/2018
Mysuru Pak: 17th October 2018
Mysuru pak was an accidental invention by Palace cook Kakasura Madappa. Said to be first prepared in the royal kitchens during Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar's regime, the cook named it Mysuru Paaka on being asked by the King. This has now become the traditional delicacy of Mysuru and has acclaimed fame due to its mouth watering taste. The descendents of Kakasura Madappa still make this sweet.
Cover Code: KTK/75/2018
Mike Chandru: 19th October 2018
Mike Chandru, the town crier, is a well known face in Mysuru city. He has kept a dying profession alive. Being a lone crusader in this age of modern communication systems he moves around the city in a horse carriage, with a mike making announcement for a drama, sports events wrestling matches and political events. Though close to 70 years of age, he also dons attires to suit the advertisements to attract crowds. He is an integral part of heritage of Mysuru city.
Cover Code: KTK/76/2018
Haifa Heroes: 19th October 2018
The cavalry regiments of Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore fought a valiant and daring battle at Haifa to liberate the port city on the Mediterranean coast on 23'" September 1918. This battle is considered to be the last war fought on cavalry, wherein the lancers overcame the enemy troops possessing machine guns. Indian Army observes 23rd September each year as Haifa Day. As part of centenary celebrations, Government of Israe1 released a commemorative stamp this year.
Cover Code: KTK/77/2018
Mysuru Style Painting: 20th October 2018
Mysuru style painting is a traditional style of painting that grew after the fall of Vijayanagar through artists who migrated. It is known for detailing. Drawn on paper,cloth and walls using traditional colours, gold plating is done to preserve the grandeur over a long time. Name of the artist is not seen on the painting.The mural paintings can be seen on the walls of palaces in Mysuru.
Cover Code: KTK/78/2018
Dasara Gombe: 20th October 2018
Dasara Gombe is an orderly arrangement of dolls made of clay in a tiered platform normally containing 9 steps. This is a tradition followed from generations in almost every family in this region. Dolls of various themes are collected and skillfully displayed over a 9 day period during Dasara. The main dolls are those of King and Queen made of wood called PATTADA GOMBE which are dressed up in attractive designs. This tradition owes its origin to the Vijaya Nagara era.
Cover Code: KTK/79/2018
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.