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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…

Shobha Karandlaje hosts breakfast for Mahouts, Kavadis
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Shobha Karandlaje hosts breakfast for Mahouts, Kavadis

October 16, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: In keeping with her practice for the past few years, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Shobha Karandlaje hosted breakfast for Mahouts and Kavadis of Dasara jumbos, who are camping in the Palace premises, on Thursday. Shobha has made it a practice to climb the footsteps of Chamundi Hill every year after she became…

A jatha with elephants
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A jatha with elephants

October 6, 2021

The 67th Wildlife Week was celebrated near Mysuru Palace’s Balarama Gate this morning where Dasara elephants and 67 NSS volunteers from Kuvempunagar Government PU College participated. A jatha was taken out from Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple till the elephant sheds at Kodi Someshwara Temple inside the Palace. Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF), Project Tiger…

Second round of Cannon Firing Drill held
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Second round of Cannon Firing Drill held

October 5, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The second round of cannon firing drill was held successfully with Dasara elephants exhibiting normal behaviour at the parking lot area near Varaha Gate of Mysore Palace this morning. Apart from Vikrama, all seven Dasara elephants — Abhimanyu, Ashwathama, Dhananjaya, Kaveri, Chaitra, Lakshmi and Gopalaswamy — and also 24 horses from the Mounted Police…

Mahouts and Kavadis undergo dental check-up at Palace premises
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Mahouts and Kavadis undergo dental check-up at Palace premises

October 5, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Ahead of Dasara festivities, the Mahouts and Kavadis of Dasara elephants camping in Palace premises underwent a dental check-up at the camp organised by ANI Foundation in association with Style Architect, in the Palace premises here on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, Dentists Dr. Nisarga Kansar and Dr. N. Anushri  said that ANI Foundation…

Abhimanyu carries wooden Ambari
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Abhimanyu carries wooden Ambari

October 1, 2021

Sumptuous breakfast for over 300 elephant handlers, followers of politicians, media   Mysore/Mysuru: The till now medium-pace Dasara preparations got a fillip this morning with a host of activities seeing the light of the day starting from breakfast to mahouts and kavadis as a friendly gesture, assembling of the Golden Throne inside the Durbar Hall, mounting…

Forest Minister offers puja to Dasara jumbos
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Forest Minister offers puja to Dasara jumbos

October 1, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Forest Minister Umesh Katti, who arrived in city yesterday evening, offered puja to Dasara elephants and enquired about the well-being of Mahouts and Kavadis, accompanying the Dasara jumbo squad. The Minister, who arrived along with his family amidst heavy rain last evening, prayed for the smooth conduct of Jumboo Savari, offered puja to Dasara…

Cannon firing drill for Dasara jumbos begins
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Cannon firing drill for Dasara jumbos begins

September 30, 2021

Palace tourists have a glimpse of ancient guns booming Loaded tranquilliser darts ready in case elephants run amok  Mysore/Mysuru: Except for a couple of body jerks by Dasara elephants — first-timer Ashwathama, second-timer and the youngest Lakshmi — none of the pachyderms displayed fear or anxiety during the first 21-round cannon firing practice held at…

Jumbo weight training picks up pace at Palace
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Jumbo weight training picks up pace at Palace

September 27, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The weight training for Dasara elephants inside the Mysore Palace premises has picked up pace in stages and the Forest Department is mounting weight on the elephants identified as future Ambari carriers. Tuskers are being trained as a back-up in case of some last-minute changes.  The mighty Abhimanyu is set to carry the 750-kg…

Dasara jumbos undergo weight training
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Dasara jumbos undergo weight training

September 23, 2021

Gopalaswamy, Dhananjaya carry 400 kg sand bags with ease Mysore/Mysuru: Dhananjaya, one of the Dasara Jumbos and senior Dasara elephant Gopalaswamy, who have arrived in city along with six other elephants to participate in this year’s Naada Habba, have begun their training in carrying weight at Mysore Palace premises. On Tuesday, Dhananjaya carried sand bags…

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