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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…

Dhananjaya makes it to first batch of elephants
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Dhananjaya makes it to first batch of elephants

Mysuru: The three main elephants Balarama, Abhimanyu and Drona are not part of the first batch of six elephants to arrive as part of Gajapayana to Mysuru on Sept.2. The three elephants have been sent on an operation to catch wild elephants attacking people in Ramanagaram and its surrounding areas. In the light of this,…

Dasara elephants groomed, well fed for Gajapayana
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Dasara elephants groomed, well fed for Gajapayana

Hanagodu: The first batch of six Dasara elephants are being readied for the Gajapayana, the march of the elephants from camps inside the forests, that will take place at Veeranahosahalli Gate on Sept.2. The elephants are being cleaned and bathed with warm water regularly and are being fed with nutritious food and are being prepared…

Dasara jumbos head back to jungle camps
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Dasara jumbos head back to jungle camps

Mysuru: Dasara elephants that were the cynosure of all eyes since a month, moved back to their respective camps this morning with a promise that they would return next year. They began their journey along with Mahouts, Kavadis and their families at around 11.30 am and were escorted by Forest Department vehicles till the city…

Dasara elephants to return to camps on Oct. 3
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Dasara elephants to return to camps on Oct. 3

Mysuru: The 15 Dasara Elephants including the cynosure of all eyes Arjuna, the howdah elephant were all in a relaxed mood, this morning, after completing a successful day yesterday, winning the hearts of lakhs of people. The Gajapayana (elephant march) will begin on Oct. 3 after the puja to them at 8 pm and they…

Unique puja to Dasara elephants at Dargah
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Unique puja to Dasara elephants at Dargah

Mysuru: While it is quite common for priests to offer regular pujas at temple for the famed Jumboo Savari to pass of peacefully and incident-free, here is a tradition of prayers being offered at a Dargah and this particular ritual is being practiced since 80 years. Hours before the annual procession begins, special pujas are…

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