12 jumbos finalised for Mysore Dasara 2016


Are you searching for Mysore Dasara 2016 date? What will be the important attraction of Mysore Dasara 2016? Interested to know the names of elephants participating in Dasara 2016 jumbo procession to be held in Mysore? How many jumbos will be participating for Mysore Dasara 2016? Check out this post to know the details of jumbos in 2016 Mysore Dasara.

Mysore in Karnataka state of India is famous for Dasara festival. Every year, during Dasara, the state will be visited by lots of tourists from different parts of the world. Most of us are aware of the fact that each state of India have their own festivals. For example, Onam is the festival of Kerala. Like wise Dasara is the state festival of Karnataka state. This year, there will be lots of attractions like luxury train journey, food fest, flower shows(pushpamela), film festival, helicopter journey, documentary exhibition and jumbo safari in association with Dasara 2016 in Mysore. Among this, the jumbo safari plays an important role in attracting tourists to Karnataka. For the year 2016, Dasara is celebrated in Mysore from October 2 -11.

The participation of elephants with colorful paintings and decoration is an important attraction of this 10 day festival. For the year 2016, about 12 jumbos selected by Karnataka Forest Department will participate in this elephant safari. This is an important event attracted by people of all ages. Usually this jumbo safaris are held on the Vijayadashami day, ie the last day of Dasara festival . Lets check out who are the jumbos of Mysore Dasara 2016?

The list of 12 elephants participating in Mysore Dasara 2016 procession, also known as jumbo safari include Arjuna, Balarama, Abhimanyu, Gajendra, Vijaya, Gopalaswamy, Vikram, Gopi, Durgaparameswari, Kaveri, Harsha and Prasantha. The first batch of elephants that includes Arjuna, Balarama, Abhimanyu, Gajendra, Vijaya and Kaveri have already reached Mysore. The remaining elephants are expected to come in the second batch soon. Of this 12 elephants, 56 year old Arjuna is the star attraction on the auspicious 10th day of Dasara celebrations as he will carry the sacred idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari on his back for the fourth year. Arjuna was trapped in the famous Kakanakote, a thick forest located very close to Mysore, in the year 1968. Now Arjuna is 56 year old with a weight of 5000 kg and height 2.95 m.

The 58 year old Balarama was trapped in Kattepura forest in the year 1978. This elephant with 4850 kg weight and 2.7 m height has already participated in 19 Dasara festivals of Mysore. He is also having the credit of carrying the sacred idol of Chamundeshwari on his back, 14 times. The 50 year old Abhimanyu is having 4550 kg weight and 2.68 m height. Oldest of this 12 elephants is the 61 year old Gajendra, who had participated in 17 Dassaras.

This 12 elephants accompanied by their mahouts will be moved from the surrounding camps(Bale, Thithimati, Dubare) to the Palace through the Jayamarthanda Gate, the biggest and grandest of Mysore Palace located on the east side on August 26 and will be given a ceremonial reception along with prayers and good food that includes vitamins and proteins. Apart from this, there will be a veterinary doctor to check any health problems. All this elephants will be housed in the courtyard of Mysore Palace and will undergo a rehearsal before the famous jumbo safari on October 11.


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Comments

Author: K Mohan03 Sep 2016 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

Whenever the festival Dassera comes, immediately every one thinks of one place and try to imagine the festivities being carried out there. Yes I am also referring to Mysore Dassera festival. Though the ages of Kings and Queens has gone, Mysore is still having the presence of Kings Dynasty and thus they are regularly following the festive season of Dassera with much fanfare astonishing even the International community. The main attraction are the tastefully decorated elephants which are paraded and stationed in front of Maharaja Palace during the festivities. For children this is the great occasion to see decorated elephants moving with sync and their joy cannot be measured or counted. Really it takes guts to organize such festival in large scale and that too without any untoward incident.



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