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45 Day Expo at Exhibition Grounds from Nov. 5
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45 Day Expo at Exhibition Grounds from Nov. 5

October 24, 2021

Karnataka Exhibition Authority to hold meeting tomorrow to  finalise number of stalls Amusement Park attracting large crowd Mysore/Mysuru:  Mysuru city, the Heritage Capital of the State, is known to record highest footfall of tourists not only from across the State or country but also from across the globe, especially during the last quarter of the…

Weight training for Howdah elephant begins
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Weight training for Howdah elephant begins

September 20, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Abhimanyu, who has been given the responsibility of carrying the Golden Howdah (Ambari) on Jumboo Savari day for the second time, began his weight training by carrying 300-kg sand bags this noon inside the Mysore Palace premises. Before the commencement of weight training, puja was performed at Kodi Someshwara Temple in Palace premises to…

This year too forest families miss Mysuru Dasara trip
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This year too forest families miss Mysuru Dasara trip

September 14, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Like last year, this year too, families and relatives of mahouts and kavadis will miss their annual Dasara trip to Mysuru. The Forest Department has taken a decision in this regard as bringing the families to Mysuru would be a risky affair though Coronavirus cases are on a rapid decline.  Usually, hundreds of family…

It is ‘Ashtarathri’ this time, not ‘Navarathri’
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It is ‘Ashtarathri’ this time, not ‘Navarathri’

September 14, 2021

Scholars attribute change due to two ‘thithis’ falling on single day Mysore/Mysuru: It is an age-old tradition to celebrate Dasara as ‘Navarathri’ or nine nights where Goddess Sri Chamundeshwari is propitiated with various ceremonial rituals without a single lapse. But this year’s celebrations will not be a ‘Navarathri’ but ‘Ashtarathri’ (eight nights) as two ‘thithis’…

Flashback 2001: When Gajapayana was revived
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Flashback 2001: When Gajapayana was revived

September 13, 2021

The then Minister A.H. Vishwanath was instrumental in restarting tradition Mysore/Mysuru: History says that the tradition of Gajapayana began during the reign of  Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar where the members of the Mysore royal family including the King (Maharaja) and his courtiers offered pujas to the tuskers at Maasthi Gudi or Maasthamma Temple near Antharasanthe in…

Abhimanyu to carry Golden Howdah
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Abhimanyu to carry Golden Howdah

September 7, 2021

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysore/Mysuru: The 55-year-old Abhimanyu, one of the longest serving members of the elite Dasara jumbo squad, will carry the 750-kg Golden Howdah that has the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari this year too in the Jumboo Savari.  The veteran elephant had successfully taken over the mantle from Arjuna last year after the…

Dasara executive meeting will be held on Sept. 8: Minister
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Dasara executive meeting will be held on Sept. 8: Minister

September 5, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The Dasara executive meeting pertaining to Dasara celebrations will be held in Mysuru on Sept. 8, said District Minister S.T. Somashekar. He was speaking to media persons after garlanding the bust of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on the occasion of Teachers’ Day in city this morning. The Minister said that in view of the expected…

Scaled-down Dasara this year too
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Scaled-down Dasara this year too

September 4, 2021

Bengaluru: Bringing curtains down on the uncertainty of the nature of Dasara this year amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the State Government on Friday said that the world famous Dasara festival (Oct.7-15), popularly known as ‘Naada Habba’, will be celebrated in a simple yet traditional manner in the wake of the pandemic. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai,…

CM to chair crucial Dasara meeting tomorrow
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CM to chair crucial Dasara meeting tomorrow

September 2, 2021

Festival within bounds of Mysore Palace like last year, hints Basavaraj Bommai Bengaluru: For the second consecutive year, it will be a low-key Dasara where celebrations will be limited to the Mysore Palace premises with a limited number of guests. Public entry will be banned and there will be no celebrations on the streets.  The…

Three elephants from Bandipur likely to take part in Mysuru Dasara
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Three elephants from Bandipur likely to take part in Mysuru Dasara

September 1, 2021

Gundlupet: Three elephants from Rampura Elephant Camp in Bandipur — Chaitra, Lakshmi and Parthasarathy — are likely to take part in this year’s Dasara celebrations in Mysuru. These elephants have been identified in the primary stage of the selection process. Yesterday, a team of Forest Officials led by Mysuru DCF Dr. K. Karikalan visited the…

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