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Life in the woods is bliss
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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…

Enjoy Water Sports ROUND-THE-YEAR at Varuna Lake
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Enjoy Water Sports ROUND-THE-YEAR at Varuna Lake

Mysuru: The Dasara water sports, one of the major attractions of Dasara festivities, was inaugurated by Higher Education Minister G.T. Devegowda and Tourism Minister S.R. Mahesh at Varuna Lake on T. Narasipur Road here yesterday. S.R. Mahesh, who spoke on the occasion, said henceforth water sports will be a permanent feature in Varuna Lake and…

Dasara Gold Cards on sale
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Dasara Gold Cards on sale

Mysuru: As many as 285 Dasara Gold Cards have been sold online so far after the District Administration launched it four days back. The cards were launched on Oct.1 and made available online to public on Oct. 2 on Dasara official website www.mysoredasara.gov.in. The Dasara Executive Committee had printed 1,000 such cards and each card…

Lakhs witness Jumboo Savari
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Lakhs witness Jumboo Savari

Mysuru: The tenth day of the 407th Dasara Celebration was bathed in a sea of humanity, as the procession that began from the Balarama Gate of the iconic Mysore Palace and reached the Bannimantap Grounds, went off peacefully with even the Rain Gods appeasing. Chief Minister Siddharamaiah and other dignitaries performed puja to the Nandi…

Torchlight Parade enthrals audience
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Torchlight Parade enthrals audience

Mysuru: The torchlight Parade at the sprawling Bannimantap Grounds brought down curtains for the 10-day Dasara festival last night. The dazzling torchlight parade with laser display and spectacular fireworks were a visual delight to thousands of spectators. The event got off to a start after Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala took salute from the contingents,…

R-Day Parade model just a pipe dream
Dasara 2017, News

R-Day Parade model just a pipe dream

Mysuru: There is hardly any city in the country, which celebrates the ten-day Dasara festival with the same pomp, pageantry, razzmatazz, culture and history all rolled into one like the one in Mysuru. The 407-year-old Dasara celebrations started by Raja Wadiyar in Srirangapatna, has moved from dynasty-ruled festival to Nada Habba or people’s festival. However,…

Dasara elephants to return to camps on Oct. 3
Dasara 2017, News

Dasara elephants to return to camps on Oct. 3

Mysuru: The 15 Dasara Elephants including the cynosure of all eyes Arjuna, the howdah elephant were all in a relaxed mood, this morning, after completing a successful day yesterday, winning the hearts of lakhs of people. The Gajapayana (elephant march) will begin on Oct. 3 after the puja to them at 8 pm and they…

Ayudha Puja Tomorrow, Jumboo Savari Day After
Dasara 2017, News

Ayudha Puja Tomorrow, Jumboo Savari Day After

Mysuru: Undeterred by a cloudy atmosphere and spiralling process of flowers, banana stalk and ash gourd, people thronged the markets to buy puja materials for Ayudha Puja tomorrow. As the weatherman has predicted rainfall during evenings, people rushed to the markets early this morning to purchase materials for the puja. And the vendors were not…

Unique puja to Dasara elephants at Dargah
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Unique puja to Dasara elephants at Dargah

Mysuru: While it is quite common for priests to offer regular pujas at temple for the famed Jumboo Savari to pass of peacefully and incident-free, here is a tradition of prayers being offered at a Dargah and this particular ritual is being practiced since 80 years. Hours before the annual procession begins, special pujas are…

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