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Abhimanyu team ready for Dasara
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Abhimanyu team ready for Dasara

September 25, 2020

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar  Mysore/Mysuru: The team of five elephants, led by Golden Howdah-bearer 53-year-old Abhimanyu from Mathigodu Elephant Camp, is all set for this year’s simple Dasara celebrations.  The grand Dasara procession (Jumboo Savari), which was the cynosure of all eyes every year, will be limited only to Mysore Palace this year due to…

Dasara: Abhimanyu-led Jumbo team to arrive in Mysuru on Oct. 1
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Dasara: Abhimanyu-led Jumbo team to arrive in Mysuru on Oct. 1

September 22, 2020

After Aranya Bhavan stay on day-1, traditional welcome at Mysore Palace on Oct.2 Mysore/Mysuru: Though the Corona pandemic has taken away the sheen of Mysuru Dasara festivities, it has been decided to carry out the century-old tradition adhering to the Government guidelines. Accordingly, the cynosure of all eyes, elephants selected from various elephant camps to…

Combing Operation Hero Abhimanyu set for Howdah task
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Combing Operation Hero Abhimanyu set for Howdah task

September 15, 2020

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysore/Mysuru: This Dasara the responsibility of carrying the 750-kg Golden Howdah (Ambari) with the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari placed inside it, is on elephant Abhimanyu, who has just got promoted from the post of Vice-Captain to Captain.  So far, the mighty Arjuna successfully donned the role of a Captain and had…

Traditional Dasara 2020 with a digital touch
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Traditional Dasara 2020 with a digital touch

September 13, 2020

One COVID-19 Warrior to open Dasara on Oct. 17, four to be felicitated  Live-streaming of Palace programmes; Abhimanyu to carry Golden Howdah Mysore/Mysuru: With COVID-19 spread threat looming large, this year’s annual Dasara cultural programmes to be held against the backdrop of illuminated Mysore Palace will be streamed live through social media to avoid crowding…

Abhimanyu, not Arjuna to carry Golden Howdah
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Abhimanyu, not Arjuna to carry Golden Howdah

September 6, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Young and strong Abhimanyu will carry the Golden Howdah during the Vijayadashami procession this year as Arjuna, who carried the 750-kg Howdah till now, has turned 60. As per the Supreme Court directions and Union Government’s guidelines, no elephant aged above 60 years is supposed to be tasked with heavy and stressful duty.  So…

Elephant Abhimanyu tows van stuck in slush in forest
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Elephant Abhimanyu tows van stuck in slush in forest

July 27, 2017

Madikeri: Dasara Elephant Abhimanyu was brought to tow a pick-up van which had reportedly got stuck in slush recently at Majjigehalla Reserve Forest coming under Thithimati forest range in South Kodagu. JCI, Ponnampet, in association with Forest Department, had organised a seed-ball planting programme in the forest. The pick-up vans were used to ferry the…

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