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Golden Howdah tilts as novice Mahout angers Arjuna
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Golden Howdah tilts as novice Mahout angers Arjuna

October 9, 2019

Mysuru: Last evening, while the 750-kg Golden Howdah was being fastened on Arjuna, the Tusker swayed its head vigorously causing the Howdah to tilt to one side. Panicked by this incident, a couple of Mahouts, who were on top of Arjuna, pacified him and Arjuna diligently obeyed the orders.  The Howdah carried the idol of…

It’s a cake walk for Arjuna to carry Golden Howdah
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It’s a cake walk for Arjuna to carry Golden Howdah

October 4, 2019

These men prepare Gaadhi and Namdha to provide cushioning effect against 750-kg Howdah’s weight Mysuru:  Jumboo Savari, the grand finale of Dasara festival, is no doubt the prime attraction in Mysuru especially when the 750-kg Golden Howdah is carried by the mighty Arjuna. Many are unaware of the intricate preparations to be made before the…

Howdah Test: Arjuna rehearses with wooden howdah
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Howdah Test: Arjuna rehearses with wooden howdah

September 19, 2019

Mysuru: Mighty Arjuna, the lead elephant for Dasara procession, rehearsed carrying the wooden howdah today.  Arjuna began his test run from the Mysore Palace and walked all the way to the Torchlight Parade Grounds in Bannimantap with ease and elegance.  Arjuna, along with  Kumki elephants Kaveri and Vijaya, was brought near the  residence of royal…

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

October 21, 2018

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

October 17, 2018

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…

September 17, 2018

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  
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Sandbag practice for Arjuna begins  

September 15, 2018

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

October 3, 2017

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 ?
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Who will sit on Arjuna ?

September 25, 2017

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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