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Incentive, groceries, gifts distributed to Mahouts, Kavadis
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Incentive, groceries, gifts distributed to Mahouts, Kavadis

October 30, 2020

Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) M.G. Alexander seen distributing incentive, groceries, sweets and gifts to the Mahouts and Kavadis of all five Dasara elephants at Mysore Palace before they left for their respective elephant camps yesterday. A few donors had also large boxes containing biscuits, chocolates, sweets and peanut toffees to Mahouts and Kavadis to…

Forest Officer hosts lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis
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Forest Officer hosts lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis

October 28, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) of Mysuru Circle T. Heeralal, yesterday, hosted lunch for Mahouts and Kavadis of all five Dasara elephants for fulfilling their responsibilities successfully during Jumboo Savari held on Oct. 26 in Mysore Palace premises. Usually, Mahouts, Kavadis and their family members are taken to Ranganathittu, where lunch would be organised…

Art teacher turns beautician for Dasara Jumbos
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Art teacher turns beautician for Dasara Jumbos

October 27, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Ahead of the all-important Jumboo Savari, marking the culmination of the ten-day Dasara festival, the Dasara elephants were specially decorated for the grand event,with an art teacher from Hunsur drawing attractive pictures on their trunks and other parts of the body as a ‘Make-up.’ Nagalingappa Chandrappa Badiger, a resident of Hunsur and an art…

Dasara elephants to go back to their respective camps tomorrow
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Dasara elephants to go back to their respective camps tomorrow

October 27, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Howdah elephant Abhimanyu and his team members, Gopi, Vikram, Kaveri and Vijaya, who participated in the Jumboo Savari at Mysore Palace yesterday and successfully fulfilled the responsibility given to them, were seen in a relaxed mood at the Palace this morning. This morning, Abhimanyu and Gopi were taken to Mysuru Zoo to help the…

Second phase of Cannon Drill for Dasara elephants, horses
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Second phase of Cannon Drill for Dasara elephants, horses

October 21, 2020

14 rounds fired using seven cannons Mysore/Mysuru: With just five days left for Jumboo Savari, which is limited only to the Mysore Palace premises due to COVID-19 pandemic, the five Dasara elephants, led by Golden Howdah carrying elephant Abhimanyu, and horses from the Mounted Police Force underwent the second phase of cannon drill last evening….

Cannon firing drill held for Abhimanyu and team
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Cannon firing drill held for Abhimanyu and team

October 16, 2020

21 rounds from seven cannons were fired at the parking lot while Dasara elephants stayed inside Mysore/Mysuru: To acclimatised five Dasara elephants to the booming sound of cannons, a firing drill was held  at the parking lot near Varaha Gate of Mysore Palace yesterday evening. This is the first phase of the cannon drill to…

Dasara Elephants Webinar Series: Veterinarian gives insight of Dasara Jumbos
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Dasara Elephants Webinar Series: Veterinarian gives insight of Dasara Jumbos

October 4, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Elephant becomes enraged if you burst crackers or honk horns, opined veterinarian Dr. D.N. Nagaraj, a who looks after Dasara elephants. Speaking on the topic ‘Dasara elephants in Palace’ at the 9th webinar of the series of webinars titled ‘Mysuru Dasara Aanegalu’ organised by Forest Department, in association with Asian Elephant Support (AES), he…

Dasara Jumbos reach Mysore Palace
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Dasara Jumbos reach Mysore Palace

October 2, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: With just 15 days left for Dasara, which is being celebrated in a simple manner, a total of five Dasara elephants led by Golden Howdah-bearer Abhimanyu, were accorded a traditional welcome at the Mysore Palace this afternoon. District Minister S.T. Somashekar and a host of dignitaries formally welcomed the Dasara Jumbo team by showering…

Gajapayana begins
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Gajapayana begins

October 1, 2020

Five Dasara elephants accorded warm send off after traditional puja at Veeranahosahalli  Hunsur: ‘Gajapayana’ (marching of elephants) of five elephants which will take part in Dasara-2020 began at Veeranahosahalli on the outskirts of Nagarahole National Park in the taluk this morning. The otherwise fanfare affair with the presence of elected representatives and cultural troupes, this…

Dasara Elephants Webinar Series: Taming captured rogue elephants in a month is our aim: Mahout Dobi
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Dasara Elephants Webinar Series: Taming captured rogue elephants in a month is our aim: Mahout Dobi

October 1, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: “Capturing rogue elephants which are causing problems at villages in forest borders and taming them in a month is the aim of mahouts,” said Dasara elephant Kaveri’s mahout Dobi. He was speaking at the seventh webinar of the series titled ‘Mysuru Dasara Aanegalu’ organised by Forest Department, in association with Asian Elephant Support (AES),…

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