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Mahouts, kavadis pampered with Panchakarma treatment
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Mahouts, kavadis pampered with Panchakarma treatment

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Basically from forests, mahouts and kavadis believe in medicines that have been extracted from roots, tree barks, leaves and even tubers. And to cater to this particular requirement, the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, has established an exclusive Panchakarma unit inside the Mysore…

Dasara Jumbos under special diet
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Dasara Jumbos under special diet

Mysuru: The Dasara elephants, which have arrived in city from various elephant camps to participate in the world famous Jumboo Savari and housed in Mysore Palace premises, is being given special care and are on special diet. The elephants are being given nutritional food twice a day so that the elephants could gain weight, strength…

This migrant from Kerala revives traditional handicrafts
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This migrant from Kerala revives traditional handicrafts

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar India is a country with creativity as reflected in its arts, culture and exquisite handicrafts which one can see across the length and breadth of the geography. However, as technology takes over, skilled hands are disappearing with the most creative handicrafts created by skilled craftsmen becoming a thing of the past….

Fire-proofing Bandipur
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Fire-proofing Bandipur

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Pics by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav Learning from bitter lessons from last year’s forest inferno where a young forest guard was charred to death in Bandipur, the Forest Department this time has strengthened its fire-fighting capabilities to combat forest fires that tend to ravage large swathes of forest during summer. This Weekend…

When our Mahouts stumped intl. audience at Indonesia
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When our Mahouts stumped intl. audience at Indonesia

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Two Mahouts, one each from Mysuru and Kodagu, have left an ever-lasting impression in Indonesia with their elephantine knowledge about elephants, their behaviour and overall well-being. The Mahouts were sent by the Forest Department to Indonesia after being requested by Indonesian Mahout Communications Forum, FOKMAS. FOKMAS bore their air fare and…

Tale of Arjuna
Dasara 2017, Feature Articles

Tale of Arjuna

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…

‘Nail Man’ and his Elephants
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‘Nail Man’ and his Elephants

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar  and B.C. Thimmaiah He has been with elephants across India for the last 27 years and his dedication to the gentle giants is unquestionable. He has participated in 24 Dasaras in Mysuru and is the trusted name when it comes to the welfare of elephants. Having just a year to retire,…

Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah
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Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Among the elephants that will participate in Dasara-2017 is Bheema. According to Forest Department officials, Bheema is a promising Tusker and will one day carry the 750-kg Golden Howdah (Ambari) on the Vijayadashami Day procession. At present, this privilege is being enjoyed by Arjuna. Bheema has all the physical features of…

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