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Salaries hiked: Mahouts, Kavadis withdraw Dasara boycott call
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Salaries hiked: Mahouts, Kavadis withdraw Dasara boycott call

August 4, 2022

Kushalnagar: The dark clouds that had overshadowed this year’s Dasara celebrations over the boycott threat of Mahouts and Kavadis have cleared as the State Government has hiked the salaries. The strike has been withdrawn now and all the elephant handlers will participate in the festivities that will begin with Gajapayana on Aug. 7. In a…

Elephant handlers live in miserable conditions
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Elephant handlers live in miserable conditions

August 3, 2022

Roofs leak, mud walls ooze moisture inside hutments; unequal access to toilets at Dubare Elephant Camp Kushalnagar: Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu District might be a tourist spot for many that earns handsome revenue both to the Tourism and Forest Departments, but the living conditions of the Mahouts and Kavadis in the camp are miserable….

Amateur magician mesmerises children of Mahouts, Kavadis
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Amateur magician mesmerises children of Mahouts, Kavadis

September 23, 2019

Mysuru:  A magic show was arranged for the Tent School children of Mahouts and Kavadis camping in the Mysore Palace premises here recently. Mysuru’s amateur Magician 20-year-old Shakti Shenoy entertained the children with his tricks. The children studying in the Tent School watched the magic show completely awed and also performed a few tricks themselves….

Concrete flooring to tents of Mahouts, Kavadis
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Concrete flooring to tents of Mahouts, Kavadis

September 8, 2019

Mysuru: In a bid to prevent rain water entering the temporary tents of Mahouts and Kavadis at Mysore Palace premises, who have accompanied the Dasara elephants, the authorities constructed a concrete floor at the place were the tents would be erected.  The work has been completed at the place identified for Mahouts and Kavadis, who…

Free dental check-up held for children of Mahouts and Kavadis
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Free dental check-up held for children of Mahouts and Kavadis

May 24, 2019

Mysuru:  Ani Foundation had organised a free dental check-up for over 50 children of Mahouts and Kavadis at Dubare Elephant Camp recently in association with Indian Wildlife Explorers under the ‘Clean Teeth’ campaign. The programme was inaugurated by retired DGP Jyotiprakash Miriji. The children were checked for dental health and tooth brush and tooth paste…

‘Pani-puri’ distributed to Mahouts and Kavadis
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‘Pani-puri’ distributed to Mahouts and Kavadis

October 8, 2018

Mysuru,:  ‘Pani-puri’ was distributed free to Mahouts, Kavadis and their family members at Mysore Palace premises here yesterday by Sri Guru Raghavendra Bangarpet Pani-puri Centre,   Siddarthanagar. Earlier to that, ‘Pani-puri’ was also provided to Police personnel involved in the Cannon Firing Drill held near  Gun House yesterday. The centre owner Dinesh said that he was happy…

Life in the woods is bliss
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Life in the woods is bliss

October 7, 2018

Caught between humdrum of city life and forest serenity, mahouts and kavadis yearn to return to the jungles By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Naavu Kaadina Makkalu…Kaade namma jeeva…Kaade namma Prapancha… These are the lines sung by women and children of Mahouts and Kavadis. And as they sing the song, elders nod their head in unison. Roughly…

Kannada actors host lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis at Palace
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Kannada actors host lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis at Palace

September 24, 2018

Mysuru: Kannada actors Thoogudeepa  Darshan and others had arranged sumptuous lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis and their family members, who are taking care of Dasara elephants in Mysore Palace, yesterday. As many as 12 Dasara elephants are camped in Palace premises. Finger-licking food like holige, godhi payasa, chiroti, badam milk, sprouts, suvarnageedde chips, ladies finger pepper…

Sumptuous lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis
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Sumptuous lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis

September 21, 2018

Mysuru: Mysuru Palace Board had organised a sumptuous lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis and their families, who are in-charge of the 12 Dasara elephants. Nearly 500 people savoured tasty food. The mouth-watering menu consisted Karjura (date) payasa, bele holige with ghee, akki rotti, ennegai, chutney, methi pulav, mosuru bajji, huralikalu soppina palya, beans-carrot palya, sweet corn-pomegranate…

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