Mysuru: The elephant herd, under the leadership of 'Arjuna', made its way back to its natural habitat after participating in the Mysuru Dasara’s “Jambu Savari”.
The elephant herd successfully completed the task of carrying the 'Golden Howdah' housing the Hindu Goddess Chamundeshwari and were given complete rest while being fed sumptuous and nutritious food on Wednesday, October 9.
Officials from the district administration performed rituals under the guidance of priests before the herd went back to its habitat.
A puja was held at Mysuru Palace where all the elephants were garlanded.
The herd comprises Arjuna, Vijaya, Varalakshmi, Dhananjaya, Eshwara, Kaveri, and four other elephants.
The mahouts and their families were also given a grand send-off along with the elephants.
In a unique incident that took place on the same day, this elephant herd is playing an important role in an operation to capture a man-eating tiger at the Chamarajanagar forest.
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