Torch light parade marks the finale of Dasara festival here at Bannimantap Grounds with a spectacular laser show, acrobatic show of motor bikes and equestrian show.
Torch light parade was held in the parade grounds. The Maharaja would change to his riding clothes and make an entry on horse back to the parade ground to receive the salute by his military units. As it would be dusk, lights would be lit up to welcome the king and the military officials. Only military units would participate in this organized parade. The main purpose of this parade was to instill confidence in the people and also to showcase the military capability of the ruling king to the unknown enemies.
The show with lights, colors and royalty was in a class of its own and much appreciated by the visiting dignitaries and foreign tourists. The grand finale would be the military band playing the national anthem of then State of Mysore.
On Oct 14th
Venue : Bannimantap Grounds
Torch Light Parade includes Shwetahswa team, tent pegging, laser show and other cultural programmes.