Government of Karnataka
Hindu Religious Institutions & Charitable Endowments Department
Regional Commissioner, Mysore Division
Website: rcmysore-portal.kar.nic.in

Jatra Details

Sl.No Temple festivals Details
1 Maha Shivarathri These are the main festivals celebrated along with other festivals dedicated to lord Sri Srikanteshwara.
Exact dates depend on respective Nakshatra & thithi.
Doddajathre (Big fest) in which 5 Chariots are pulled by the devaotees in the main street of the old town, is celebrated in the month of march / april & on this day thousands of devotees come to Nanjangud for the festival. Devotees pull 5 chariots during this day & some of the devotees also do Jagarana on this night as on the night of Mahashivrathri. The 5 chariots are dedicated to Ganesh, Sri Srikanteshwara, Parvathi,Subramanya & Chandikeshwara. They carry their respective idols.
Chikkajathre (Small fest) is celebrated usually in November / December month during this day 3 chariots are pulled by the devotees.
A procession of 11 small chariots will take place on Sri Srikanteshwara jayanthi.
Chariot with idol of Lord subramanya is pulled by the devotees on the day of Skandha (Subramanya) Shashti.
Girija kalyana will be celebrated during Ashadamasa.
Lakshadeepotsava will be celebrated during Kartheekamasa.
2 Sri girija kalyana
3 Chikkajathre
4 Doddajathre
5 Thepotsava
6 Varadhanti
7 Lakshadeepotsava
Sl.No Jatra
1 During Dodda jathre / Chikka jathre, on the Kapila river, there will be a grand floating Theppotsava for Lord Shiva for a day. Also, during Sri Girijakalyana festival, for 3 evenings on the Kapila river, there will be a grand floating Theppotsava
2 Every month, on the full moon day, a grand Rathotsava (Chariot festival) will be held for Lord Srikanteshwaraswamy. People come out in large numbers to pull the chariot themselves.
3 Every year, on the Rathasapthami day, a grand Rathotsava (Chariot festival) will be held for Lord Srikanteshwaraswamy. People come out in large numbers to pull the chariot themselves.
4 Every year, on the Subbharayana Shashti day, a grand Rathotsava (Chariot festival) will be held for Lord Srikanteshwaraswamy. People come out in large numbers to pull the chariot themselves.
Rathotsava (Chariot festival)
Nithya Kalyanothsava (On specific days)

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