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Mahouts of Zoos undergo capacity-building training workshop in city
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Mahouts of Zoos undergo capacity-building training workshop in city

Mysuru: A five-day National-level training workshop on ‘Capacity-Building of Mahouts’  organised by Mysuru Zoo in association with Central Zoo Authority (CZA), New Delhi for Mahouts and Kavadis of 10 Zoos across the country began at Mysuru Zoo yesterday.   The workshop will be held till Nov. 23. The training will be conducted for 59 Mahouts…

‘Pani-puri’ distributed to Mahouts and Kavadis
Mysore Dasara 2018, News

‘Pani-puri’ distributed to Mahouts and Kavadis

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
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Life in the woods is bliss

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

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
Mysore Dasara 2018, News

Sumptuous lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis

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…

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…

Forest personnel sensitised on plight of mahouts
Mysore Dasara 2018, News

Forest personnel sensitised on plight of mahouts

Mysuru: A two-day workshop was organised in city recently to build a rapport between mahouts and Forest Department personnel. More than 40 mahouts from across the State participated in the workshop that sensitised the officials regarding the plight of mahouts. The event was also a platform for mahouts to air their grievances. The workshop was…

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…

Dasara jumbos head back to jungle camps
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Dasara jumbos head back to jungle camps

Mysuru: Dasara elephants that were the cynosure of all eyes since a month, moved back to their respective camps this morning with a promise that they would return next year. They began their journey along with Mahouts, Kavadis and their families at around 11.30 am and were escorted by Forest Department vehicles till the city…

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