Mysore Dasara 2018

Royal bout…
Mysore Dasara 2018, Photo News

Royal bout…

Even as the rituals of Uttara puja ended, the Vajramushti Kalaga, which heralds the Dasara procession, began in the Savar Thotti. Two pairs of Jattis — Mysuru’s Manjunath Jetti – Channapatna’s Vidyadara Jetti and Bengaluru’s Raghavendra Jetti – Chamarajanagar’s Purushotham Jetti — vied with one another. The fight, however, lasted for less than two minutes…

Dasara elephants back to jungle camps
Mysore Dasara 2018, News

Dasara elephants back to jungle camps

Mysuru:  After a 46-day strenuous routine of rehearsals and the final Jamboo Savari, Dasara elephants, their mahouts and kavadis moved back to their respective elephant camps this morning with a promise that they would return next year. Their journey back into the woods began at around 12 noon and the team was escorted by Forest…

Over 35 lakh people witness Dasara festivities
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Over 35 lakh people witness Dasara festivities

Mysuru:  Even as the world famous Mysuru Dasara festival concluded with Vijayadashami procession on Friday, it is estimated that over 35 lakh people took part in the 10-day celebrations. Speaking to SOM on the success of Dasara, District Minister G.T. Devegowda (GTD), who played a keyrole in ensuring success, said that Dasara passed off peacefully…

Police officers stop Arjuna for selfies !
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Police officers stop Arjuna for selfies !

Mysuru:  A video of Police officers and team, some of them dressed in white shirt and dhoti, stopping Golden Howdah-carrying elephant Arjuna for selfies during the historic Jumboo Savari procession has drawn flak from people. City-based advocate P.J. Raghavendra, who captured the video that shows Police officers literally standing in front of Arjuna and posing…

Dasara elephants gain weight
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Dasara elephants gain weight

Mysuru:  As a routine practice, the weight of all the Dasara elephants were checked on Ayudha Puja day. Barring Prashantha, all the other 11 elephants have gained weight. The first-timer elephant Dhananjaya by gaining 530 kg is topping the list (4,570 kg) in weight gain after 45 days stay in Mysuru. The old-timer Balarama stood…

Over 25 lakh witness 10-day Dasara festivities: CM moots year-long events to promote Mysuru Tourism
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Over 25 lakh witness 10-day Dasara festivities: CM moots year-long events to promote Mysuru Tourism

Mysuru: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) said that the State Government is working on a plan to organise cultural events throughout the year in Mysuru to attract tourists. Addressing a press conference here yesterday, he said that lakhs of people thronged the city during Dasara and cultural events and the food mela attracted the people….

Razzmatazz of Colour, pageantry mark 409th Dasara
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Razzmatazz of Colour, pageantry mark 409th Dasara

Mysuru:  It was a rare feast as the magnificent cultural extravaganza unfolded at the Mysore Palace here yesterday signalling the culmination of the 10-day Dasara festivities, known for its grandeur and impressive ‘Jumboo Savari’ with elephant ‘Arjuna’ carrying 750-kg Golden Howdah (Ambari) marching majestically to Bannimantap, about 4.5 kms, where Torch Light Parade was held…

Jamboree passes off peacefully amidst tight Police security
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Jamboree passes off peacefully amidst tight Police security

Mysuru: The jamboree with caparisoned elephants, cultural  troupes and tableaux passed off peacefully without any untoward incident yesterday. City Police Commissioner Dr. A. S. Rao under the guidance of Home Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara had made elaborate security arrangements for peaceful procession from Mysore Palace till Bannimantap Grounds. The Department had deployed more than 5,500…

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