With less than a month for a scaled-down Dasara, a total of eight Dasara elephants — Ashwathama, Dhananjaya, Vikrama, Kaveri, Chaitra, Lakshmi and Gopalaswamy — led by Golden Howdah-bearer Abhimanyu, were accorded a traditional welcome at the Mysore Palace this morning. The caparisoned elephants were accorded a warm welcome by showering flower petals on them….
Signalling the official countdown to the scaled-down Mysuru Dasara of 2021, eight caparisoned elephants led by Abhimanyu — the Golden Howdah-carrying elephant — embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from the elephant camps to Mysore Palace this morning.
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.
Two Tigers fight inside Bannerghatta National Park. Watch this exclusive and ferocious video.
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….