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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…

Gajapayana tomorrow: Nine Dasara elephants to arrive in first batch to Mysuru
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Gajapayana tomorrow: Nine Dasara elephants to arrive in first batch to Mysuru

August 6, 2022

Elephants offered puja at Dubare camp before transporting them to Veeranahosalli today Hunsur: Gajapayana, the traditional march of elephants from the jungle camps to Mysore Palace to participate in the Dasara celebrations, will commence tomorrow morning at Veeranahosalli Gate in Nagarahole Reserve Forest. District Minister S.T. Somashekar will flag off the elephant march in the…

Gajapayana on Aug. 7 to herald Dasara
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Gajapayana on Aug. 7 to herald Dasara

August 2, 2022

We will release Government-owned elephants but we will not come to Mysuru: Mahouts Association   Kushalnagar/Mysuru: With the threat of a Dasara boycott by Mahouts and Kavadis seeking fulfilment of their long-pending demands, Forest Department is making preparations for a grand Gajapayana — the traditional march of elephants from forest camps to Mysuru — on Aug….

Traditional welcome to Dasara jumbos at Palace tomorrow
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Traditional welcome to Dasara jumbos at Palace tomorrow

September 15, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: All the eight Dasara elephants — Howdah elephant Abhimanyu, Ashwathama, Dhananjaya, Vikrama, Kaveri, Chaitra, Lakshmi and Gopalaswamy — selected to participate in this year’s simple Dasara celebration, will be accorded a traditional welcome at Mysore Palace tomorrow morning.  These elephants embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from Veeranahosahalli to Mysuru, on Sept. 13 and are…

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…

Flashback 2001: When Gajapayana was revived
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Flashback 2001: When Gajapayana was revived

September 13, 2021

The then Minister A.H. Vishwanath was instrumental in restarting tradition Mysore/Mysuru: History says that the tradition of Gajapayana began during the reign of  Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar where the members of the Mysore royal family including the King (Maharaja) and his courtiers offered pujas to the tuskers at Maasthi Gudi or Maasthamma Temple near Antharasanthe in…

Gajapayana on Sept.13
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Gajapayana on Sept.13

September 9, 2021

Traditional welcome to jumbos at Mysore Palace on Sept. 16 Dasara inauguration atop Chamundi Hill on Oct. 7 ‘Utsavamurthy’ procession from Hill temple to Palace ‘Jumboo Savari’ procession in Palace premises on Oct. 15 Palace to be illuminated from 7 pm to 9.30 pm during Navarathri  Mysore/Mysuru: With ‘Nada Habba’ Dasara festival, which is to…

Gajapayana begins
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Gajapayana begins

October 1, 2020

Five Dasara elephants accorded warm send off after traditional puja at Veeranahosahalli  Hunsur: ‘Gajapayana’ (marching of elephants) of five elephants which will take part in Dasara-2020 began at Veeranahosahalli on the outskirts of Nagarahole National Park in the taluk this morning. The otherwise fanfare affair with the presence of elected representatives and cultural troupes, this…

Gajapayana heralds Dasara
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Gajapayana heralds Dasara

August 22, 2019

Mysuru: Signalling the official countdown to the famed Mysuru Dasara, the first batch of six caparisoned elephants led by the mighty tusker Arjuna — the Golden Howdah-carrying Elephant — embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from the jungle camps to the City of Palaces this morning.  The Gajapayana was flagged off at Veeranahosahalli on the outskirts…

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