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Dasara elephants enter Mysore Palace
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Dasara elephants enter Mysore Palace

September 16, 2021

With less than a month for a scaled-down Dasara, a total of eight Dasara elephants — Ashwathama, Dhananjaya, Vikrama, Kaveri, Chaitra, Lakshmi and Gopalaswamy — led by Golden Howdah-bearer Abhimanyu, were accorded a traditional welcome at the Mysore Palace this morning. The caparisoned elephants were accorded a warm welcome by showering flower petals on them….

Dasara jumbos make grand entry into Palace
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Dasara jumbos make grand entry into Palace

September 16, 2021

First-timer Ashwathama panics on road seeing buses, trucks Mysore/Mysuru: The eight Dasara elephants led by 55-year-old Abhimanyu, who will be carrying the 750-kg Golden Howdah that will house the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari on Vijayadashami day, were accorded a traditional ‘Poornakumbha’ welcome into the Mysore Palace this morning. The others in the team were Ashwathama,…

Traditional welcome to Dasara jumbos at Palace tomorrow
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Traditional welcome to Dasara jumbos at Palace tomorrow

September 15, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: All the eight Dasara elephants — Howdah elephant Abhimanyu, Ashwathama, Dhananjaya, Vikrama, Kaveri, Chaitra, Lakshmi and Gopalaswamy — selected to participate in this year’s simple Dasara celebration, will be accorded a traditional welcome at Mysore Palace tomorrow morning.  These elephants embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from Veeranahosahalli to Mysuru, on Sept. 13 and are…

Officials appointed for Dasara Sub-Committees
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Officials appointed for Dasara Sub-Committees

September 15, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner Dr. Bagadi Gautham, who is also the Dasara Special Officer, has issued an order pertaining to the appointment of Deputy Special Officers, Working Presidents and Secretaries to the six Sub-Committees of Mysuru Dasara Mahotsav-2021.  Reception and Invitation Sub-Committee Deputy Special Officer:Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr. B.S. Manjunathaswamy (Mob: 98809-66225 or Ph: 0821-2422110). Working…

This year too forest families miss Mysuru Dasara trip
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This year too forest families miss Mysuru Dasara trip

September 14, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Like last year, this year too, families and relatives of mahouts and kavadis will miss their annual Dasara trip to Mysuru. The Forest Department has taken a decision in this regard as bringing the families to Mysuru would be a risky affair though Coronavirus cases are on a rapid decline.  Usually, hundreds of family…

It is ‘Ashtarathri’ this time, not ‘Navarathri’
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It is ‘Ashtarathri’ this time, not ‘Navarathri’

September 14, 2021

Scholars attribute change due to two ‘thithis’ falling on single day Mysore/Mysuru: It is an age-old tradition to celebrate Dasara as ‘Navarathri’ or nine nights where Goddess Sri Chamundeshwari is propitiated with various ceremonial rituals without a single lapse. But this year’s celebrations will not be a ‘Navarathri’ but ‘Ashtarathri’ (eight nights) as two ‘thithis’…

Abhimanyu leads Gajapayana 2021
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Abhimanyu leads Gajapayana 2021

September 13, 2021

Signalling the official countdown to the scaled-down Mysuru Dasara of 2021, eight caparisoned elephants led by Abhimanyu — the Golden Howdah-carrying elephant — embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from the elephant camps to Mysore Palace this morning.

Gajapayana heralds start of Dasara
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Gajapayana heralds start of Dasara

September 13, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Signalling the official countdown to the scaled-down Mysuru Dasara-2021, eight caparisoned elephants led by Abhimanyu — the Golden Howdah-carrying elephant — embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from the elephant camps to Mysore Palace this morning.  They reached the Forest Department’s Aranya Bhavan at Ashokapuram at 2 pm after their weight was recorded on the…

Flashback 2001: When Gajapayana was revived
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Flashback 2001: When Gajapayana was revived

September 13, 2021

The then Minister A.H. Vishwanath was instrumental in restarting tradition Mysore/Mysuru: History says that the tradition of Gajapayana began during the reign of  Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar where the members of the Mysore royal family including the King (Maharaja) and his courtiers offered pujas to the tuskers at Maasthi Gudi or Maasthamma Temple near Antharasanthe in…

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