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Dasara elephants set to return to forest camps
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Dasara elephants set to return to forest camps

October 10, 2019

Arjuna’s weight increases by 240 kg, Abhimanyu by 275 kg Mysuru: Dasara elephants, which had come from various Elephant Camps to participate in Jumboo Savari and housed in Mysore Palace premises are set to leave for their respective forest camps today. Out of 13 elephants, which took part in Dasara festivities, three elephants – Abhimanyu,…

Second batch of Dasara elephants to arrive at Palace premises tomorrow
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Second batch of Dasara elephants to arrive at Palace premises tomorrow

September 8, 2019

Balarama arrives in city Mysuru: The second batch of eight elephants to participate in Dasara Festival will arrive from various elephant camps at Mysore Palace premises tomorrow.  However, Balarama, 61, from Mattigodu camp has already arrived in city. The first batch of six Dasara elephants — Arjuna, Abhimanyu, Dhananjaya, Eshwara, Varalakshmi and Vijaya had arrived…

Dasara elephants to arrive at Palace tomorrow noon
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Dasara elephants to arrive at Palace tomorrow noon

August 25, 2019

Mysuru: The six Dasara elephants which are presently housed at Aranya Bhavan in Ashokapuram, will be brought to the Palace at 12 noon tomorrow (Aug.26). The six Dasara elephants – Arjuna, Abhimanyu, Dhananjaya, Eshwara, Varalakshmi and Vijaya, were brought in the first batch from Veeranahosahalli hamlet bordering Nagarahole National Park in Hunsur taluk through Gajapayana…

First batch of Dasara elephants likely to arrive around Aug. 20
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First batch of Dasara elephants likely to arrive around Aug. 20

August 5, 2019

Mysuru: The annual ritual of selecting Dasara elephants is on and the Forest Department officials are going to different elephant camps in Mysuru and Kodagu to prepare a preliminary list of elephants that are eligible to participate in the grand event. An initial list of 14 elephants has been prepared.  The Forest officials and the…

Three other Dasara elephants too leave for forest camp
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Three other Dasara elephants too leave for forest camp

October 23, 2018

Mysuru: Three of the twelve Dasara elephants, which took part in the Jumboo Savari and had stayed back to take part in the delayed Vijayadashami rituals performed by the Mysore Royal family at the Palace premises, too left for their camps yesterday. They are Pattada Aane (Royal Elephant) Vikrama, Nishane Aane (Lead Elephant) Gopi and…

Emotional moments at Mysore Palace premises as Dasara elephants leave city
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Emotional moments at Mysore Palace premises as Dasara elephants leave city

October 22, 2018

Mysuru: Heart-touching scenes were witnessed at Mysore Palace premises yesterday when nine Dasara elephants of the 12 jumbos that had been camped in the Palace premises nearly a month, returned to their respective forest camps after the end of the ten-day Dasara festivities. Dozens of onlookers became emotional when these elephants were loaded to trucks….

Dasara elephants back to jungle camps
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Dasara elephants back to jungle camps

October 21, 2018

Mysuru:  After a 46-day strenuous routine of rehearsals and the final Jamboo Savari, Dasara elephants, their mahouts and kavadis moved back to their respective elephant camps this morning with a promise that they would return next year. Their journey back into the woods began at around 12 noon and the team was escorted by Forest…

Dasara elephants gain weight
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Dasara elephants gain weight

October 21, 2018

Mysuru:  As a routine practice, the weight of all the Dasara elephants were checked on Ayudha Puja day. Barring Prashantha, all the other 11 elephants have gained weight. The first-timer elephant Dhananjaya by gaining 530 kg is topping the list (4,570 kg) in weight gain after 45 days stay in Mysuru. The old-timer Balarama stood…

Elephantine Make-up
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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…

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