A lot of elephant bathing activity is taking place inside the Mysore Palace where Dasara elephants are housed.
If Ganesha idol-makers are literally burning the midnight oil to meet the deadlines as the Ganesha festival approaches, in a quiet corner of Mysuru, a group of sisters in Kuvempunagar play the ‘Dolls Advocate’ by draping colourful sarees perfectly on dolls and Goddesses.
The first batch of Dasara elephants led by Howdah Elephant Arjuna, Vijaya, Abhimanyu, Dhananjaya, Varalakshmi and Eshwar marched into the Mysore Palace along with their mahouts, kavadis and families this morning after a royal reception by the district administration.
The Gajapayana was flagged off at Veeranahosahalli on the outskirts of Nagarahole National Park. This signals the countdown for the Dasara festivities which will be held from Sept.29. The jumbos will take part in the Vijayadashami procession (Oct.8) to shore up the event.
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Over 2,136 people are taking shelter in 25 relief camps across Kodagu District and the number of people being shifted to relief centres will see a dramatic increase as the rain is showing no signs of relenting. Life in Kodagu has been severely crippled with torrential downpour continuing to pound the district with more intensity….
Elephants are known to develop strong, intimate bonds between friends and family members. There have been reports of elephants forming life-long friendships with each other. Though male elephants have a reputation as loners, wildlife researchers have observed that male elephants have best friends with whom they associate for years. Even younger males seek out older…
There was festive atmosphere in the air as District in-charge Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa flagged off Gajapayana, the majestic march of Dasara elephants to participate in the Dasara festivities beginning September 21, this morning at Nagapura Hadi (near Hunsur) in the premises of Girijana Vasathi Shale (Girijina Residential School) by offering flowers to the six…