Uchchila Dasara Utsava-2022: Grand Celebration at Uchchila Mahalakshmi Temple From This Year

Uchchila Dasara Utsava-2022: Grand Celebration at Uchchila Mahalakshmi Temple From This Year

The management of Sri Mahalakshmi Temple at Uchchila in Udupi district, that was recently renovated, has decided to celebrate Navaratri/ Dasara festivities in a grand manner starting September 26, Monday. The organisers, Dakshina Kannada Mogaveera Mahajana Sangha, have named it Uchchila Dasara Utsava-2022. The Mahalakshmi Temple is located on the flanks of the National Highway 66 at Uchchila between Mangalore and Udupi.

The Navaratri festivities will began with the consecration of Nava Durge idols at 9.30 a.m. on September  26, Monday. The temple committee will spend close to ₹3 crore for the Navaratri celebrations wherein Chandika Homa, Anna Santarpane and cultural programmes will be conducted on all nine days. The festivities will conclude with a grand Shobha Yatre at 3 p.m. on October 5. The procession will start at Uchchila and pass through Yermal, Padubidri, Hejmady, Muluru, Koppalangady before the idols are immersed in the Arabian Sea near Kaup Light House.

A troupe of tiger dancers and other cultural groups will add colour to the procession. More than 100 tableaux will be part of the procession. Musical orchestras will be held at different locations on Hejmady, Padubidri, Uchila, Kaup beach as part of cultural programmes.

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