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Belgaum city celebrated Dasara with great exuberance. Rush was seen for buying consumer electronics goods and two wheelers and cars as well.
The Belgaum Dasara also has some magnificent history behind it. It may not be grand as the Mysore Dasara but in its own style its different and one of its kind.
Semolanghan will happen at the Vidyaniketan Grounds in the evening with Patil of Belgaum Ranjit Patil performing the puja. People from all lifestyles from young to old gather there for a yearly fair where the leaves of Aapti tree are looted on the pretext of it symbolizing Gold. Palkhi’s of the Gods come there like the Venkatramna temple, Maruti Temple, Jotiba temple and the Aapte tree leaves are looted and then exchanged with each other as gold. Then in camp area the Durga Devi procession began and young old all were seen taking part in the festivities.
The Camp Dasara has a different look. K T Pujari and sons started this utsav in 1901. There are 5 Devi chariots that are taken out in a procession which also end at the same grounds above. Marriama Devi of K T Pujari & sons, Muthu Mariamma from Madras BHT area, Kunti devi from fish market, Mariama from old Telugu colony. These 5 are supposed to be sisters.