Dasara jumbos undergo weight-checking post grand finale

Dasara jumbos undergo weight-checking post grand finale

October 26, 2023
  • Veteran Arjuna remains mightiest at 5,850 kgs
  • Bhima increases its weight by 500 kgs in 50 days
  • Captain Abhimanyu’s weight increased by 300 kgs

Mysore/Mysuru: After successfully completing their responsibilities during Dasara festivities including the Jumboo Savari, all 14 Dasara elephants underwent weight check at Sairam and Co., 40 tonnes Electronic Weighing Services on Dhanvantri Road here yesterday.

Though nine elephants arrived in the first batch on Sept. 6, only eight of them underwent weight check as Arjuna had gone to capture a tiger. On Oct. 27, the weight of all 14 elephants were checked again during which veteran Arjuna weighed 5,680 kgs and yesterday, the weight was checked and again Ajuna remained the mightiest with 5,850 kgs, an increase of 170 kgs. But Bhima has gained 500 kgs while Captain Abhimanyu has increased its weight by 300 kgs.

The increase in weight can be attributed to the nutritious food given to them during the 50-day stay at Mysore Palace, where a temporary shed was built to house them. All the 14 jumbos were taken to the weigh bridge via K.R. Circle, Sayyaji Rao Road and Dhanvantri Road, where the weights of all 14 elephants were checked. While Arjuna remained the mightiest (5,850 kgs) among the 14 elephants, Vijaya weighed 2,845 kgs and remained last.

Weights of all 14 elephants and their weight increase during their 50-day stay in Mysuru

Sl. NoElephantSept. 6Sept. 27Oct. 25       Increase  in weight
1.Arjuna5,680 kgs5,850 kgs170 kgs
2.Abhimanyu5,160 kgs5,300 kgs5,460 kgs300 kgs
3.Sugreeva5,035 kgs5,310 kgs275 kgs
4.Gopi5,080 kgs5,145 kgs5,240 kgs160 kgs
5.Prashanth4,970 kgs5,215 kgs245 kgs
6.Dhananjaya4,940 kgs4,990 kgs5,180 kgs240 kgs
7.Bhima4,370 kgs4,685 kgs4,870 kgs500 kgs
8.Mahendra4,530 kgs4,665 kgs4,835 kgs305 kgs
9.Kanjan4,240 kgs4,395 kgs4,505 kgs265 kgs
10.Rohit3,350 kgs3,620 kgs270 kgs
11.Lakshmi3,235 kgs3,365 kgs130 kgs
12.Varalakshmi3,020 kgs3,170 kgs3,225 kgs205 kgs
13.Hiranya2,915 kgs3,025 kgs110 kgs
14.Vijaya2,830 kgs2,885 kgs2,845 kgs15 kgs

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