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Ambaari’s Dasara illumination tour a hit
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Ambaari’s Dasara illumination tour a hit

October 21, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Illuminated streets of Mysuru, photos and videos on social media about the roof-top trips amidst the evening pleasant weather and, of course, the VVIP trip taken atop the bus by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and a few of his Cabinet colleagues recently have popularised and given enough publicity to Ambaari, the double-decker hop-on and…

Dasara gives tourism much-needed boost
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Dasara gives tourism much-needed boost

October 17, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Showing signs of early revival of the COVID-battered tourism sector, thousands of visitors are thronging landmarks of Mysuru and are booking hotels and resorts to see the illumination that has been extended till Oct. 24.  Normally, hotels see guests checking out after the Dasara procession. But this year, post-Dasara days too are seeing increased…

Dasara jumbos head back to jungle camps
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Dasara jumbos head back to jungle camps

October 17, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Emotional moments were witnessed at Mysore Palace premises this morning when all the eight Dasara elephants returned to their respective forest camps after the end of the ten-day Dasara festivities. Many onlookers became emotional when these elephants were loaded onto the trucks. Earlier in the morning, priest S.V. Prahalad Rao led the puja rituals…

Over 5.12 lakh watch Dasara events online
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Over 5.12 lakh watch Dasara events online

October 17, 2021

New tradition of bringing idol of Goddess from Chamundi Hill to Palace to continue Mysore/Mysuru: Over 5.3 lakh people have watched this year’s Dasara from Oct. 7 to 15 through various social platforms, said District Minister S.T. Somashekar, thanking Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who is also the Chairman of High-Level Dasara Committee, for his continued…

Spreading positivity through gardening…
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Spreading positivity through gardening…

October 17, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of Dasara Home Garden competition conducted by the Horticulture Department for the second year in a row. Speaking to Star of Mysore, Shamala Prasanna of Lakshmipuram, an active participant in Dasara Home Garden competition every year and who has been redoing her garden for the…

City illumination extended
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City illumination extended

October 16, 2021

Chief Minister enjoys every bit of lights; waves at crowds from atop ‘Ambaari’ bus Mysore/Mysuru: In a move that will go a long way in helping the tourism and hospitality industry, the State Government has extended the illumination of Mysuru city till Oct. 24.  The nine-day extension from today will help more tourists to enjoy…

Low-key but grand Jumboo Savari
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Low-key but grand Jumboo Savari

October 16, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Navarathri in Mysuru concluded last evening with a spectacular ‘Jumboo Savari’ within the confines of the Mysore Palace. This year too, the celebrations were muted under the shadow of COVID-19. But inside the Palace, more than 8,000 people were allowed to witness the procession even as the Government had restricted the entry to 500…

CM prays for rains; wish granted after procession
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CM prays for rains; wish granted after procession

October 16, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: As if to grant the wishes of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai who prayed for good rains while showering flower petals to the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari, it rained heavily last evening soon after the procession. It rained for nearly two hours and the city witnessed water-logged streets. The city witnessed massive traffic jams due…

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