Mysuru: With little less than two weeks to go for the world-famous Mysuru Dasara, Mysuru is abuzz with activities. The Mysuru Palace is already making preparations for the eight-day-long Navaratri festivities. The authorities have banned public entry on October 1.
The Mysuru Royal family will be holding a private durbar on October 1. In view of this, the golden throne will be assembled on Friday September 24. Prior to this, there will be a homa.
Staying in tune with the tradition, eight jumbos are getting trained for Jamboo Savari. Captain of the team, Abhimanyu, who is expected to carry the golden howdah, is getting trained with sandbags of varied weights. On the last day of Dasara, Abhimanyu will be carrying a 750-kg golden howdah.