Tag: Mysore Dasara 2019

Yaduveer performs Vijaya Yatre and Shami puja
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Yaduveer performs Vijaya Yatre and Shami puja

October 9, 2019

Mysuru: Scion of erstwhile royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar performed rituals related to Ayudha puja and Vijayadashami at Mysore Palace on Monday and Tuesday respectively. On Tuesday, Vijayadashami started with the honoring of six married couples, known as ‘Dampathi puja’. Thereafter, Yaduveer offered prayers at Amba Vilasa Ganapathi Temple and arrived at Kalyana Mantapa…

A Ride of Royalty
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A Ride of Royalty

October 6, 2019

By Shadan Muneer Dasara is that time of the year when Mysuru skies take on varied hues, streets across the city dazzle with beautiful decor, festivities galore and the excitement is palpable at every shining corner. Mysuru lives up to its sobriquet of Royal City and Dasara is the best time of the year to…

City Night Viewing from Chamundi Hill only till 10 pm
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City Night Viewing from Chamundi Hill only till 10 pm

October 4, 2019

Tourists upset over Police move but Cops say restriction necessary to maintain law and order Mysuru: Ninety-kilometres of Mysuru is illuminated for Dasara and there is no better place than the Chamundi Hill to view the vast expanse of the city sparkling like diamonds on the ground. It is truly a sight to behold and…

It’s a cake walk for Arjuna to carry Golden Howdah
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It’s a cake walk for Arjuna to carry Golden Howdah

October 4, 2019

These men prepare Gaadhi and Namdha to provide cushioning effect against 750-kg Howdah’s weight Mysuru:  Jumboo Savari, the grand finale of Dasara festival, is no doubt the prime attraction in Mysuru especially when the 750-kg Golden Howdah is carried by the mighty Arjuna. Many are unaware of the intricate preparations to be made before the…

Citizens asked to be cautious during illumination
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Citizens asked to be cautious during illumination

October 3, 2019

Mysuru:  With the entire city illuminated for nearly four hours (6.30 pm  to 10 pm) everyday for Dasara, the authorities have asked the citizens not to touch the lights, take selfies with illuminated bulbs, not to come in contact with electric wires and such other unsafe activities, especially when lakhs of tourists throng the city….

Jumboo Savari: Free passes distributed to foreign tourists
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Jumboo Savari: Free passes distributed to foreign tourists

October 3, 2019

Mysuru: Kalpavriksha Trust has made arrangements for foreign tourists to view Dasara procession in front of Government Ayurveda Hospital on Sayyaji Rao Road, on Oct.8. Free water and biscuits are distributed to foreign tourists. Dr. Mahadev, English professor, will give running commentary of the procession. Recently, Dr. Latha Rajashekar distributed free passes  to more than…

Tourism, the Face-saver
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Tourism, the Face-saver

October 3, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Five percent growth in Gross Domestic Products (GDP) ! There is a recession staring on our Indian economy. The Government in its wisdom has announced several fiscal stimulus, aimed at giving the necessary push to the economy. Ironical, the banks are flush with funds but no private players…

Two more nail-picking instruments to ensure safety of Dasara jumbos
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Two more nail-picking instruments to ensure safety of Dasara jumbos

September 30, 2019

Mysuru: Two sharp nails pierced into the left foreleg of Jumbo Cauvery on Sept. 22 during the elephant team’s routine five-kilometre rehearsal from Mysore Palace to Bannimantap. The incident happened right in front of Balarama Gate of the Mysore Palace and soon after the incident went viral, it sparked outrage from animal lovers and those…

Vintage Beauties wow onlookers
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Vintage Beauties wow onlookers

September 30, 2019

Mysuru: As many as 50 vintage cars of various companies manufactured between 1920 and 1970, are taking part in the Vintage Car Rally, organised as part of Dasara festivities.  The Vintage Car Rally has been organised by the District Administration, Tourism Department and the Federation of Historic Vehicles of India (FHVI). Mysureans will have an…

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