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

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

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

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

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

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…

Second batch of six Dasara elephants arrive at Palace
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Second batch of six Dasara elephants arrive at Palace

Mysuru:  The second batch of six Dasara elephants, participating in the festivities arrived in the city last evening from various elephant camps. With their arrival, the strength of the elephants has gone up to 12. The first batch of elephants arrived in the city last week.  The second batch included Balarama, Abhimanyu, Kaveri, Vijaya, Drona…

Royal Family with the Royal Jumbo
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Royal Family with the Royal Jumbo

Mysuru:  “Our elephants play a central role in our Mysore tradition. Visited Arjuna and the other elephants that have arrived at The Palace, Mysore, for the Navaratri Festivities,” is the message that the scion of the erstwhile Mysore Royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar posted on his Facebook page yesterday. He along with his wife…

CC cameras to keep hawk-eye vigil on Dasara elephants
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CC cameras to keep hawk-eye vigil on Dasara elephants

Mysuru:  CC TV Cameras have been installed at the Mysore Palace where the first batch of Dasara elephants led by Howdah elephant Arjuna are camping, to keep a close a watch on their movements and to see that strangers do not go near them. The Forest Department, apart from looking after the elephants, the main…

Dasara jumbos to be welcomed at Mysore Palace tomorrow evening
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Dasara jumbos to be welcomed at Mysore Palace tomorrow evening

Mysuru:  The first batch of six Dasara elephants which arrived in city on Sept.2 evening and housed at Aranya Bhavan in Ashokapuram here will be accorded a warm welcome to the Mysore Palace at 4.30 pm tomorrow (Sept.5) with traditional puja. While five elephants arrived from Veeranahosahalli Gate of the Nagarahole National Park in Hunsur…

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