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Ensemble of Ganesha Idols
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Ensemble of Ganesha Idols

From key chains to massive idols, miniatures to murals… a nine-faced one to the one sitting on a Swan and in Gowri attire, the elephant-headed God can be seen in over 2,000 forms at these two passionate couples’ abode in city By Nandini Srinivasan Creativity, it is said, consists largely of rearranging what we know…

The World of Sumo, Japanese Wrestling
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The World of Sumo, Japanese Wrestling

By Girija Madhavan Mysuru is hosting Dasara, its most important festival. Elephants are brought from jungle camps to lend their caparisoned presence to the procession. Parks display pots of salvias,  zinnias and dahlias; flower beds of cockscomb, cosmos and chrysanthemums. Traditional sports like “Kusti” [wrestling] are a feature of Dasara. Local wrestlers participate in matches,…

Is Ganesha married?
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Is Ganesha married?

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist In South India, Kartikeya is worshipped as Murugan, who stands on top of mountains. On either side of him stand his two wives, Valli and Sena. Valli is a tribal girl, while Sena is a celestial princess, the daughter of Indra. There are songs of Murugan’s…

Mysuru comes alive with illuminated insignias
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Mysuru comes alive with illuminated insignias

With ten-day Dasara festivities beginning today, Namma Mysuru that has over the years earned sobriquets like ‘Royal City’, ‘Heritage City’ and ‘City of Palaces’ has now turned into ‘City of Lights’. For tourists descending on Mysuru from far and wide and also local residents, it is an occasion to soak in breathtaking spectacle of illuminated…

Controlling energy flow through art
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Controlling energy flow through art

Feng meaning Wind (pronounced as Fung) and Shui meaning Water (pronounced as Shway) are the two energies, which symbolise all the other energies existing in the universe. Feng Shui is not a religious practice or a belief but in its simplest form is the Art of placing or arranging objects within a space so that…

A Choultry in News!
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A Choultry in News!

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry, a well-known landmark on the Vinoba Road in Mysuru, was in news, after Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced that a hostel for students of the Maharani’s  Women’s Arts College will be built there. With his announcement, doubts arose about the future of the 129-year-old Choultry. Will it be…

Life in the woods is bliss
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Life in the woods is bliss

Caught between humdrum of city life and forest serenity, mahouts and kavadis yearn to return to the jungles By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Naavu Kaadina Makkalu…Kaade namma jeeva…Kaade namma Prapancha… These are the lines sung by women and children of Mahouts and Kavadis. And as they sing the song, elders nod their head in unison. Roughly…

Vintage Winners
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Vintage Winners

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar A classic-car show attracts vintage beauties worth tens of millions of rupees and the owners who are worth aconsiderably more. India’s golden age of the automobile was when the country’s obscenely rich Maharajas (of which there were once more than 600) ordered cars by the dozen from eager manufacturers who happily…

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