Tag: Dasara Elephant Arjuna

Artists pay 3D tribute to Dasara jumbo Arjuna
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Artists pay 3D tribute to Dasara jumbo Arjuna

December 17, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Giving vent to his feelings about the tragic death of Dasara jumbo Arjuna, who was killed recently in a fight with a rogue elephant in an operation to tame wild elephants at Sakleshpur forests, Anil Bhoga Shetty, a former CAVA student with assistance from artist-friends  Bharath Yoga, B.R. Rajesh and Chetan, has come out…

Committee to probe Dasara elephant Arjuna’s death
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Committee to probe Dasara elephant Arjuna’s death

December 11, 2023

Hassan: Minister of Forests, Ecology and Environment, Eshwar B. Khandre has announced the establishment of a five-member expert team by the State Government to investigate the unfortunate death of the renowned Dasara elephant, Arjuna. The incident occurred recently during an operation to capture rogue elephants near the Yeslur forest range. Minister Khandre, who paid his…

Heroic Arjuna not hit by bullet, clarifies Vet
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Heroic Arjuna not hit by bullet, clarifies Vet

December 9, 2023

‘Elephant Prashantha was darted by accident as wild tusker charged at Arjuna’ By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysore/Mysuru: Amidst the controversy surrounding the demise of Dasara elephant Arjuna and facing criticism from Mahouts, Kavadis and wildlife activists for the perceived mishandling of the operation, including the firing of the tranquilliser dart, Nagarahole Tiger Reserve Veterinarian Dr….

Bullet hit Arjuna, says Mahout; a piece of wood, say officials
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Bullet hit Arjuna, says Mahout; a piece of wood, say officials

December 8, 2023

Tamed elephants, caretakers return to camps with heavy heart; still shocked over Arjuna’s death Mysuru/Hassan: The controversies surrounding the demise of the majestic Arjuna, the Dasara elephant, in a confrontation with a wild tusker at the Yeslur Range of Hassan, continue to unfold with fresh accounts of alleged negligence by the Forest Department. Forest Department…

CM orders probe into Arjuna’s death 
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CM orders probe into Arjuna’s death 

December 6, 2023

Bengaluru/Mysuru: Following demand from various quarters including the wildlife activists seeking a thorough and impartial investigation into the death of Dasara elephant Arjuna at Yeslur range forest in Hassan district on Dec. 4, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has said that he has ordered a probe into the jumbo’s tragic death. Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru this…

Thousands bid tearful adieu to beloved Arjuna
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Thousands bid tearful adieu to beloved Arjuna

December 6, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Thousands of people bid adieu to the Dasara elephant Arjuna yesterday at Dabballikatte in Sakleshpur taluk in Hassan district, where its last rites were performed with State Honours.  Arjuna died on Monday in a fight with a wild elephant, during an operation to capture the wild elephants at Yeslur Range in Hassan District. With…

Dasara elephant Arjuna gored to death by wild tusker
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Dasara elephant Arjuna gored to death by wild tusker

December 5, 2023

Hassan/Bengaluru:  The last rites of 64-year-old elephant Arjuna began with puja rituals at 12 noon today. The pachyderm will be eventually buried with full State honours and Forest Department honours. The eight-time Golden Howdah carrier of Mysuru Dasara festivities was gored to death yesterday following a confrontation with a wild elephant in the Yeslur range…

Mysore Palace Board mourns tragic death of jumbo
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Mysore Palace Board mourns tragic death of jumbo

December 5, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Dasara elephant Arjuna, who carried the Golden Howdah (Ambari) for 8 successive years between 2012 and 2019, was paid tributes at a condolence meeting held at the Mysore Palace Board here this morning. Elephant Arjuna, aged about 60 years, died during a wild elephant taming operation at Sakleshpur taluk of Hassan district yesterday. In…

While other tamed elephants fled, Arjuna stood ground 
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While other tamed elephants fled, Arjuna stood ground 

December 5, 2023

Giant tusker that attacked Arjuna from nowhere was unidentified, says forest official  Hassan: Arjuna, the 64-year-old elephant that carried the 750-kg Golden Howdah eight times during Mysuru Dasara, passed away yesterday following a confrontation with a wild elephant in Yeslur range forest, Sakleshpur taluk in Hassan district. The incident occurred during an operation  to capture…

Was the tranquilliser dart fired? Did it hit Arjuna?
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Was the tranquilliser dart fired? Did it hit Arjuna?

December 5, 2023

Alleging cover-up after negligence, wildlife activists call for detailed investigation Hassan: Conflicting accounts have emerged from the incident where Arjuna succumbed to the injuries inflicted by a wild tusker. According to the Forest Department’s press release, the team involved in the wild elephant capture at Yeslur was unable to administer the tranquilliser dart to the…

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