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Behind the scenes with Dasara elephant doctor
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Behind the scenes with Dasara elephant doctor

November 3, 2021

Veterinarian Dr. Ramesh runs the show with jumbos for the first time By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysore/Mysuru: After the elephant handlers during Dasara, the next important role is played by the elephant doctor, designated by the Forest Department to take care of the jumbos during their more-than-a-month stay inside the Mysore Palace. Anything amiss in…

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…

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…

COVID negative test report must for jumbos
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COVID negative test report must for jumbos

August 17, 2021

Bengaluru: While the Dasara celebrations will be held in a simple manner this year too, elephants will now need COVID negative test report to participate in the celebrations. It is not just the elephants, but even Mahouts, Kavadis, Dasara Organising Committee members and officials should have a negative RT-PCR test report to participate in the…

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…

Two more nail-picking instruments to ensure safety of Dasara jumbos
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Two more nail-picking instruments to ensure safety of Dasara jumbos

September 30, 2019

Mysuru: Two sharp nails pierced into the left foreleg of Jumbo Cauvery on Sept. 22 during the elephant team’s routine five-kilometre rehearsal from Mysore Palace to Bannimantap. The incident happened right in front of Balarama Gate of the Mysore Palace and soon after the incident went viral, it sparked outrage from animal lovers and those…

Second batch of Dasara Jumbos arrives in city
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Second batch of Dasara Jumbos arrives in city

September 10, 2019

Mysuru:  With Dasara festivities hardly 19 days away, the second batch of Dasara jumbos arrived here yesterday. The seven elephants — Balarama, Kaveri, Vikrama, Gopi, Durgaparameshwari, Jayaprakash and Lakshmi — were traditionally welcomed into the city Palace after performing puja to them. However, Balarama had arrived in city on Sunday and was brought  to the…

Dasara Jumbos offered puja on Ganesha Chaturthi
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Dasara Jumbos offered puja on Ganesha Chaturthi

September 3, 2019

Mysuru, Sept. 3 (MTY&SD)- On the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi, APCCF Jagathram, DCFs Alexander and Dr. K.C. Prashanth Kumar and Veterinarian Dr. D.N. Nagaraj offered puja to Dasara Jumbos yesterday at the Sri Kodi Someshwara Temple in Mysore Palace premises. Priest S.V. Prahallad Rao along with other priests Shankar Prasad and Vittal Prasad performed paada…

Royal Reception for Jumbos
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Royal Reception for Jumbos

August 26, 2019

Mysuru: With just a month for the grand Dasara to begin, the first batch of six Dasara elephants were accorded a traditional welcome at the Mysore Palace this morning. Accompanied by the traditional ‘Mangala Vaadya’ and the cultural troupes, the elephants marched the two-kilometre distance from the Aranya Bhavan to the Mysore Palace.  A festive…

First batch of 6 Dasara jumbos housed at Aranya Bhavan in city
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First batch of 6 Dasara jumbos housed at Aranya Bhavan in city

August 23, 2019

Mysuru: The first batch of six elephants that arrived in trucks at about 6 pm yesterday evening were housed in Aranya Bhavan premises at Ashokapuram here. Their health conditions were checked upon their arrival by Veterinarian Dr. D.N. Nagaraju and were found fit. The Dasara elephants, their Mahouts and Kavadis who arrived in city are:…

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