Mysore Dasara

First batch of Dasara elephants likely to arrive around Aug. 20

The annual ritual of selecting Dasara elephants is on and the Forest Department officials are going to different elephant camps in Mysore and Coorg to prepare a preliminary list of elephants that are eligible to participate in the grand event. An initial list of 14 elephants has been prepared. The Forest officials and the Department…

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Dasara jumbo’s given traditional send off

The first five Elephants were given  a traditional send off at Veerasonahalli gate on 3rd september 2010. The majestic Balrama led the jumbos followed by Arjuna and Abhimanyu ,  Varalakshmi and Sarala the  female jumbos in the group brought up the rear. Formally all these gentle giants used to walk 90kms to Mysore from Mastiguddi temple…

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