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Arjuna in musth, stops on road during rehearsal
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Arjuna in musth, stops on road during rehearsal

September 24, 2019

Mysuru:  Howdah elephant Arjuna, who is reportedly to be in musth, stopped in the middle of the road during the rehearsal of carrying the wooden howdah yesterday. Training for the Dasara elephants including Arjuna is being conducted every day on the Jumboo Savari route so that the elephants get familiarised with the route, the sound…

Howdah Test: Arjuna rehearses with wooden howdah
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Howdah Test: Arjuna rehearses with wooden howdah

September 19, 2019

Mysuru: Mighty Arjuna, the lead elephant for Dasara procession, rehearsed carrying the wooden howdah today.  Arjuna began his test run from the Mysore Palace and walked all the way to the Torchlight Parade Grounds in Bannimantap with ease and elegance.  Arjuna, along with  Kumki elephants Kaveri and Vijaya, was brought near the  residence of royal…

Howdah elephant Arjuna  rehearses with 500 kg sand bags
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Howdah elephant Arjuna rehearses with 500 kg sand bags

September 6, 2019

Mysuru: The Golden Howdah carrying elephant Arjuna began his training of carrying weight this morning. Before the commencement of weight training, puja was performed at Kodi Someshwara Temple in Mysore Palace premises and to the Gaadhi Namdha (a bed like material) and the crane. Gaadhi Namdah was then fastened on the back of Arjuna and…

Howdah elephant Arjuna weighs 5,800 kilograms
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Howdah elephant Arjuna weighs 5,800 kilograms

August 27, 2019

The six Dasara elephants taken on a practise walk after their weights were checked. Mysore: The first batch of six Dasara elephants, which arrived in Mysuru on Aug. 22 and were welcomed into Mysore Palace yesterday, underwent weight checking this morning, as they would undergo rigorous training for Jumboo Savari from tomorrow. The elephants were…

Howdah elephant Arjuna weighs 5,650 kg
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Howdah elephant Arjuna weighs 5,650 kg

September 6, 2018

Mysuru: The first batch of six Dasara elephants, which arrived in Mysuru on Sept. 2 and were welcomed into Mysore Palace yesterday, underwent weight checking this morning as they have to undergo rigorous training for Jumboo Savari from tomorrow. While five elephants — Arjuna, Varalakshmi, Dhananjaya, Vikrama and Gopi — arrived from Veeranahosahalli Gate of…

Dasara jumbos to be welcomed at Mysore Palace tomorrow evening
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Dasara jumbos to be welcomed at Mysore Palace tomorrow evening

September 4, 2018

Mysuru:  The first batch of six Dasara elephants which arrived in city on Sept.2 evening and housed at Aranya Bhavan in Ashokapuram here will be accorded a warm welcome to the Mysore Palace at 4.30 pm tomorrow (Sept.5) with traditional puja. While five elephants arrived from Veeranahosahalli Gate of the Nagarahole National Park in Hunsur…

Tale of Arjuna
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Tale of Arjuna

September 16, 2017

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers and M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysuru will be celebrating the 408th edition of Dasara from Sept. 21 to 30 and the main attraction will be the Jumboo Savari on Vijayadashami Day during which the caparisoned elephant Arjuna will majestically walk on the Raja Marga carrying the 750-kg Golden Howdah with the idol…

On your mark…
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On your mark…

September 13, 2017

Howdah-elephant Arjuna stretching his leg even as its fore legs are chained before it is taken out for the morning rehearsal ahead of Jumboo Savari. [Pic. by M.T. Yogesh Kumar]

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