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Training for Dasara jumbos begins
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Training for Dasara jumbos begins

August 14, 2022

Nine Dasara elephants led by Howdah Elephant Abhimanyu walk on Jumboo Savari route after two years Mysore/Mysuru: The training for the first batch of nine Dasara elephants on the Dasara procession route began this morning with Howdah Elephant Abhimanyu leading the team. The elephants walked majestically on the Jumboo Savari route after a gap of…

Dasara Jumbos’ weight checked
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Dasara Jumbos’ weight checked

August 11, 2022

Howdah elephant Abhimanyu stands fourth with 4,770 kg; Arjuna still mighty at 5,725 kg Mysore/Mysuru: The first batch of nine Dasara elephants led by Howdah Elephant Abhimanyu, which arrived in city on July 7 and entered Mysore Palace yesterday, where they were given a traditional welcome, underwent weight checking this morning. Arjuna, who had carried…

Dasara elephants make grand entry into Palace
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Dasara elephants make grand entry into Palace

August 10, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: The nine Dasara elephants led by 57-year-old mighty Abhimanyu, who will carry the 750-kg Golden Howdah, were accorded a traditional welcome into the Mysore Palace this morning. The caparisoned elephants that arrived from their respective forest camps last Sunday and housed at Aranya Bhavan, majestically marched into the Palace to begin their Dasara journey….

Gajapayana heralds start of a grand Dasara 2022
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Gajapayana heralds start of a grand Dasara 2022

August 7, 2022

Major event at Veeranahosahalli after a two-year gap; half-a-kilometre march with folk troupes Mysore/Mysuru: Signalling the official countdown to a grand Mysuru Dasara-2022, nine caparisoned elephants led by Abhimanyu — the Golden Howdah-carrying elephant — embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from different elephant camps to Mysore Palace this morning. The event was held on a…

Fearless tusker Abhimanyu helps Forest staff capture tiger hiding in banana plantation
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Fearless tusker Abhimanyu helps Forest staff capture tiger hiding in banana plantation

July 3, 2022

Big cat had seriously injured two farmers Gundlupet: The tiger, which had attacked and seriously injured two farmers while they were working in their field near Lakkipura, bordering Gopalaswamy Forest Range of Bandipur Reserve Forest yesterday, was captured this morning with the help of jumbo Abhimanyu, the combing specialist. Yesterday, when farmer Gaviappa was working…

Abhimanyu-Vasanth bonhomie is there for everyone to see
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Abhimanyu-Vasanth bonhomie is there for everyone to see

September 22, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The camaraderie between an elephant and its Mahout is critical for the success of any mass event like Dasara. Usually, a Mahout takes on his family profession when he is assigned an elephant early in his life and they remain bonded to each other throughout their lives.  Each elephant has a personality of its…

Dasara jumbos make grand entry into Palace
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Dasara jumbos make grand entry into Palace

September 16, 2021

First-timer Ashwathama panics on road seeing buses, trucks Mysore/Mysuru: The eight Dasara elephants led by 55-year-old Abhimanyu, who will be carrying the 750-kg Golden Howdah that will house the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari on Vijayadashami day, were accorded a traditional ‘Poornakumbha’ welcome into the Mysore Palace this morning. The others in the team were Ashwathama,…

This year too forest families miss Mysuru Dasara trip
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This year too forest families miss Mysuru Dasara trip

September 14, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Like last year, this year too, families and relatives of mahouts and kavadis will miss their annual Dasara trip to Mysuru. The Forest Department has taken a decision in this regard as bringing the families to Mysuru would be a risky affair though Coronavirus cases are on a rapid decline.  Usually, hundreds of family…

Gajapayana heralds start of Dasara
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Gajapayana heralds start of Dasara

September 13, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Signalling the official countdown to the scaled-down Mysuru Dasara-2021, eight caparisoned elephants led by Abhimanyu — the Golden Howdah-carrying elephant — embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from the elephant camps to Mysore Palace this morning.  They reached the Forest Department’s Aranya Bhavan at Ashokapuram at 2 pm after their weight was recorded on the…

Abhimanyu to carry Golden Howdah
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Abhimanyu to carry Golden Howdah

September 7, 2021

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysore/Mysuru: The 55-year-old Abhimanyu, one of the longest serving members of the elite Dasara jumbo squad, will carry the 750-kg Golden Howdah that has the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari this year too in the Jumboo Savari.  The veteran elephant had successfully taken over the mantle from Arjuna last year after the…

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