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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…

Captured tigress shifted to Koorgalli Rescue Centre
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Captured tigress shifted to Koorgalli Rescue Centre

February 22, 2021

Feline in sedated state; bears bodily injuries; has lost capacity to hunt Ponnampet/Mysuru: Darting experts Dr. Mujeeb (veterinarian) and Akram were summoned from Hunsur and Mysuru for the tiger capturing operation at Manchalli village yesterday and Abhimanyu, Gopalaswamy, Krishna and Mahendra were brought from Mathigodu Elephant Camp. One of the teams identified pug marks and…

Abhimanyu rehearses with wooden howdah
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Abhimanyu rehearses with wooden howdah

October 18, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Fearless Abhimanyu, who is given the responsibility of carrying the whooping 750 kg Golden Howdah during Jumboo Savari, rehearsed with the wooden howdah today carrying a total weight of 600 kg. Accompanied by Kumki elephants Kaveri and Vijaya, Abhimanyu walked with ease in the Palace premises via Jayamarthanda Gate, Kodi Someshwaraswamy Temple and Varahaswamy…

Route Rehearsal for Dasara Jumbos begins at Palace
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Route Rehearsal for Dasara Jumbos begins at Palace

October 3, 2020

COVID-19 test conducted for Mahouts, Kavadis Special diet  for pachyderms from today No march on Jumboo Savari route from Palace to Bannimantap Mysore/Mysuru: A day after arriving in Mysore Palace, Dasara elephants led by Howdah-carrying elephant ‘Abhimanyu’ participated in a route rehearsal within the Palace premises this morning. With hardly two weeks left for 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…

Fearless Abhimanyu had made a pair of huge wild elephants retreat: Former Veterinarian
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Fearless Abhimanyu had made a pair of huge wild elephants retreat: Former Veterinarian

September 28, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Retired Forest Department Veterinarian and Deputy Director of Kodagu District Animal Husbandry Department Dr. B.C. Chittiappa, who spoke at ‘Mysuru Dasara Aanegalu,’ a series of webinars organised by the Forest Department, in association with Asian Elephant Support (AES) organisation, recollected his moments with this year’s Golden Howdah elephant Abhimanyu. Speaking at the fifth series…

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