Mysuru: The 10-days Dasara festivities ended in a traditional and brief Jamboo Savari on Monday, lasting 22 minutes and witnessed by a designate gathering in the palace and some crowds outside. Tusker Abhimanyu pulled off his maiden assignment of carrying the 750kg golden howdah, in keeping with a tradition of 400 years. Dasara celebrations were dedicated to the coronavirus warriors with a tableau of a nurse wearing a mask following the Jamboo Savari.The Jamboo Savari procession was taken out to a distance of only 400 meters .Police barricaded  were placed to restrict the crowd and vehicular movement as per the Covid-19 protocol. Chief minister BS Yediyurappa showered flower petals with the Mysuru royal family members on the idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari an avatar of Durga which is placed inside the golden howdah .I have prayed to the goddess to save people from the Covid-19 pandemic and floods. Next year, Dasara will be celebrated  in all its glory,” he said.