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Howdah Test: Arjuna rehearses with wooden howdah
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Howdah Test: Arjuna rehearses with wooden howdah

September 19, 2019

Mysuru: Mighty Arjuna, the lead elephant for Dasara procession, rehearsed carrying the wooden howdah today.  Arjuna began his test run from the Mysore Palace and walked all the way to the Torchlight Parade Grounds in Bannimantap with ease and elegance.  Arjuna, along with  Kumki elephants Kaveri and Vijaya, was brought near the  residence of royal…

Mysuru Dasara Website a big hit around the globe
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Mysuru Dasara Website a big hit around the globe

September 19, 2019

Traffic highest from Bengaluru, America; plans to attract Europe Mysuru: Mysuru Dasara-2019 website www.mysoredasara.gov.in has been re-launched and in its new avatar it is generating very high traffic, particularly from netizens in Bengaluru and the United States of America (USA). The total hits as on Sept.15 are 85,029 and the highest hit was on the…

Gajapayana heralds Dasara
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Gajapayana heralds Dasara

August 22, 2019

Mysuru: Signalling the official countdown to the famed Mysuru Dasara, the first batch of six caparisoned elephants led by the mighty tusker Arjuna — the Golden Howdah-carrying Elephant — embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from the jungle camps to the City of Palaces this morning.  The Gajapayana was flagged off at Veeranahosahalli on the outskirts…

Pall of gloom over Drona’s sudden death
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Pall of gloom over Drona’s sudden death

April 27, 2019

Mysuru Dasara will miss both Senior and Junior Dronas Mysuru: Mysuru Dasara will miss Drona. The male elephant died of a suspected heart attack yesterday at Mathigodu Elephant Camp near Thithimathi in Kodagu inside the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. The end of the 39-year-old jumbo came when it was quenching its thirst. Drona first participated in…

Varieties of Kites dot City Skies…
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Varieties of Kites dot City Skies…

September 30, 2018

The two-day Mysuru Dasara Kite Festival, which began last evening, witnessed many people flocking the sprawling Lalitha Mahal Helipad Grounds to enjoy the kite flying culture which has been an integral part of Indian tradition. Kite flying is no child’s play. It requires talent, skill, creativity and science. This morning, kites of various hues, types,…

Bheema-Balarama Bonding is there for everyone to see
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Bheema-Balarama Bonding is there for everyone to see

August 26, 2017

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Elephants are known to develop strong, intimate bonds between friends and family members. There have been reports of elephants forming life-long friendships with each other. Though male elephants have a reputation as loners, wildlife researchers have observed that male elephants have best friends with whom they associate for years. Even younger…

DC requests change in Dasara holidays for Mysuru district
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DC requests change in Dasara holidays for Mysuru district

August 22, 2017

Mysuru: Dasara Special Officer and Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep has requested the Department of Public Instructions to sanction Dasara holidays in Mysuru from Sept. 21 to Oct. 5. In a letter to the Dept., the DC has said that the State Government has declared Oct. 11 to 25 as Dasara Holidays for the academic year…

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