Tag: Arjuna

Police officers stop Arjuna for selfies !
Mysore Dasara 2018, News

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…

Elephantine Make-up
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Elephantine Make-up

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar The Nada Habba (Dasara) celebrations is a vibrant assortment of cultural events and procession, but it is truly incomplete without the majestic Jumboo Savari. For the last fifteen years, Hunsur-based make-up artist and art teacher, Nagalingappa Chandrappa Badiger has been embellishing all the 12 elephants that take part in Mysuru’s famous…

Trunk Shower…
Mysore Dasara 2018, Photo News

Trunk Shower…

After a strenuous five-kilometre walk from Mysore Palace to Bannimantap, Dasara elephants led by Howdah elephant Arjuna cool their bodies at a special tank set up for the purpose at the Torchlight Parade Grounds. Apart from showering cold water on their own bodies, elephants quench their thirst too. Every time the elephants come here, hundreds…

Sandbag practice for Arjuna begins  
Mysore Dasara 2018, News

Sandbag practice for Arjuna begins  

Mysuru:  The sandbag carrying practice for Arjuna, the Howdah Elephant, began yesterday as part of rehearsal for the Dasara procession scheduled to be held on Oct.19. As the Golden Howdah weighs 750 kg, the Forest Department mounted sand bags to help Arjuna bear the weight.   On the first day, sand bags weighing 600 kgs…

Upset over being slighted, Sannappa decides to leave Arjuna
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Upset over being slighted, Sannappa decides to leave Arjuna

Mysuru: Dasara Jumboo Savari has ended on a grand note but there is a simmering discontent among Mahouts as the Forest Department ignored one eligible Mahout and chose a less-experienced Mahout to steer Arjuna, the Howdah-elephant. And that is why the Department officials did not disclose the name of Arjuna’s Mahout till the last moment,…

Who will sit on Arjuna ?
Dasara 2017, News

Who will sit on Arjuna ?

Mysuru: Just six days to go for the Vijayadashami procession, the Forest Department and the District Administration are yet to decide on who will sit on Arjuna as he carries the 750-kg Golden Howdah. The authorities have two names – Sannappa and Vinu – and a decision has to be taken on who will do…

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