Dassera Festival-(Navrathri celebrations):in October Madikeri Dassera. Madikeri Dassera Festival : (Navrathri celebrations) Dasara is one of the festivals which is celebrated by all the people of Madikeri. Madikeri Dasara is a 10 day celebration, which is beautified by 4 Karagas and 10 Mantapas depicting killing of Asuras [demons] by Suras [God/Goddess]. Preparation for Madikeri dasara starts before 3 months of Navarathri. Most of the money for this celebration is collected from the people of Kodagu. There are 4 Mariamma Temples in the town: Dandina Mariamma, Kanchi Kamakshi, Kundurumotte Sri Chowti Mariamma and Kote Mariamma. All the Temples will be decorated by Lights and the whole Madikeri looks more beautiful on these 10 days. The city Dasara Committee organises Cultural programs all the 10 days. The first 7 days the programs will be there at Kauveri Kalaskhetra. Rest three days the programs are conducted at a Stage near Raja Seat. On the day of Vijayadashami, there will a orchestra from night 9 p.m. till morning 6 a.m.