News Karnataka
Tuesday, September 27 2022
Mysuru

Mysuru: Dasara elephants begin Jambu Savari rehearsals

dasara procession
Photo Credit : By Author

Mysuru: Ahead of Nada Habba Mysuru Dasara, the first batch of nine elephants began practicing on Raja Marga from Sunday August 14.

The Raja Marga is a five-km-route that forms Jambu Savari procession route from Mysuru Palace to Bannimantapa, the culmination point of the last leg of Navaratri festivities.

Before taking out the elephants led by howdah carrier Abhimanyu for practice walk, customary puja was performed to the elephants at Palace precincts. The elephants will be taken out for practice both in the morning and evening hours, only to acclimatise them with the procession route.

The route includes- Mysuru Palace North Gate, K. R. Circle, Sayyaji Rao Road, Visvesvaraya Circle and Moulana Abul Kalam Azad Circle before culminating at Torchlight Parade Ground in Bannimantapa. They will be returning to the Palace on same route.

After a gap of two years, the elephants are being taken out of the Palace for practice walk. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the elephants were restricted to Palace, not just for practice but also the Jambu Savari procession, organised in keeping with the customs and tradition associated with the celebration that dates back to princely days.

DCF V. Karikalan said “The practice for Dasara elephants has begun today. The process of checking their weights was conducted and the elephants are healthy. They have adjusted to the new environment and the practice with weights (sand bags) will be conducted after one week.”

Share this:
MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp