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

September 1, 2018

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,…

Rs.34 lakh insurance for 12 Dasara jumbos
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Rs.34 lakh insurance for 12 Dasara jumbos

September 1, 2018

Mysuru: The Mysuru District Administration has decided to insure the 12 elephants, Mahouts and Kavadis participating in Dasara celebrations. Besides, it has also decided to insure public and public property if the elephants damage them. Deputy Commissioner and Dasara Special Officer Abhiram G. Sankar has written a letter to the New India Assurance Company Divisional…

Dasara Jumbos acclimatised to cannon sound
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Dasara Jumbos acclimatised to cannon sound

September 8, 2017

Mysuru: The City Police conducted cannon firing test for Dasara Jumbos for the first time this year. The test was conducted to acclimatise the elephants to the bombarding sound that come from cannons. All 15 Dasara elephants and 24 horses were brought to the parking space near Kote Maramma Temple where the test was held….

Cannon firing test for Dasara Jumbos tomorrow
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Cannon firing test for Dasara Jumbos tomorrow

September 7, 2017

Mysuru: With the countdown for this year’s Dasara having already begun, the Forest Department will be conducting the cannon firing test for Dasara elephants at the Mysore Palace tomorrow. The test will be held at the parking space near the Varaha Gate of the Palace. All 15 elephants will undergo the test to get accustomed…

Second batch of Dasara elephants to arrive on Aug. 31
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Second batch of Dasara elephants to arrive on Aug. 31

August 24, 2017

Mysuru: The second batch of seven Dasara Jumbos will arrive in Mysuru on Aug. 31, said DCF V. Yedukondalu. Speaking to Star of Mysore, he said that the second batch will have two new elephants Drona and Krishna from Mathigodu Elephant Camp in Nagarahole.   This apart, Gopalaswamy, also from Mathigodu and Vikram, Gopi, Harsha…

‘Nail Man’ and his Elephants
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‘Nail Man’ and his Elephants

August 23, 2017

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar  and B.C. Thimmaiah He has been with elephants across India for the last 27 years and his dedication to the gentle giants is unquestionable. He has participated in 24 Dasaras in Mysuru and is the trusted name when it comes to the welfare of elephants. Having just a year to retire,…

Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah
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Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah

August 4, 2017

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Among the elephants that will participate in Dasara-2017 is Bheema. According to Forest Department officials, Bheema is a promising Tusker and will one day carry the 750-kg Golden Howdah (Ambari) on the Vijayadashami Day procession. At present, this privilege is being enjoyed by Arjuna. Bheema has all the physical features of…

Dasara jumbos under special care…
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Dasara jumbos under special care…

July 31, 2017

Dasara elephants Abhimanyu, Bheema and Drona, which will be taking part in this year’s Dasara festivities, are being given bath by the Mahouts at Kanthapura Lake in Matthigodu Elephant Camp in Nagarahole Reserve Forest, Hunsur Division. These elephants are being given special diet from July 18. Neem oil is being sprayed on the body of…

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