The Jewel Studded Golden
Throne is on display at Mysore Palace, open for
public viewing until October 21.
The throne comprises a main seat, steps leading
to the main seat and a golden umbrella, all of which
are attached through an interlocking mechanism and
installed as one piece during the Navaratri
festivities that will commence on October 12. A
24-verse Sanskrit “sloka” has been engraved on the
rim of the umbrella addressed to Krishnaraja Wadiyar
III, making references to his ancestors.
Heritage Walk From 13th October to 18th October 2007 for six
days in the morning from 7.30 am to 9.00 am.
Heritage walk is aimed at showcasing the historical
and architectural heritage of the buildings, circles
and statues of Mysore city to Tourists.
Heritage walk starts at 7.30 am from Town hall and
concludes at Chamarajendra Technical Institute (Cauvery
Emporium) on Sayyaji Rao Road at 9 am via Silver
Jubilee Clock Tower, Chamarajendra Circle, Mysore
Palace, Krishnarajendra Hospital, Mysore Medical
College and Ayurvedic Hospital. For further
details please contact
Field Publicity Officer, GOI, TK
Layout, Mysore Phone : 0821.2543866
Prof. K. S. Nagapathy, Head of Tourism
Administration, Mahajana First Grade College,
Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore, Phone
Dasara Gold Card
The Dasara Gold Card holders can get free entry from
Oct. 12 to 21 into the Palace, Zoo, KRS,
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Nagarahole Wildlife
Sanctuary, Dasara Exhibition, special entry at
Chamundi Temple, Musical Concerts at Palace, Dance
programmes at Jaganmohan Palace, film shows at
theatres, drama competitions at Kalamandira and
The gold card can also be used to get a 50% discount
on tickets to G R S Fantasy Park.
Yuva Dasara, Food Mela, Air Show at Bannimantap,
Railway Museum, Jamboo Savari and torch light
Prize 1 : TVS
Star City Motor Bike.
Sponsored by Bhyravi Traders,
APMC Yard, Mysore.
Prize 2 : One day stay at
Hotel President for 3 Members
Prize 3 : One day Dubare
Forest Stay from Jungle Lodges
upon the availability)
Prize 4 : Shopping Gift
Vouchers from West Side worth Rs. 2500/-
Sponsored by Balaji Automobiles.
Gold Cards are available at
D. C. Office - Phone : 0821.2418888 - Cell : 93430
34874, 99002 82935 APMC Office - New Sayyaji Rao Road, Mysore. Cell :
93435 30286, 93435 30287 Contact Person - Mr. H. K. Chandra Mohan, Cell
ILLUMINATION AT BRINDAVAN GARDENS
Illumination timings of Brindavan Gardens at
Krishnaraja Sagar has been extended from 6.30 pm to
9.30 pm from Oct. 19 to 23.
The entry to the Gardens is open to the tourists and
public on all the days from Oct. 1 to 31.
The illumination timings are from 6.30 pm to 7.25pm
from Monday to Friday and from 6.30 pm to 8.25 pm on
Saturdays and Sundays.
Entry to the tourists will be restricted half an
hour before the closing of illumination.
DASARA PET ANIMALS SHOW -
Pet animals show which includes mixed breed calves,
sheep and goat is arranged in Kuppanna Park near
Hardinge Circle at 9 am on Oct. 13, and dog, cat,
birds and others pet animals show at 8 am on Oct. 14
under the auspices of Dasara Festivities Committee
and Department of Animal Husbandry.
Best animals will be awarded as per the
recommendations of the veterinary experts.
BIG SCREENS IN EXTENSIONS
Arrangements are being made to watch the Dasara
events on big screens, to be set up in 12 extensions
of Mysore city.
Yuva Dasara will be held at the Open Air theatre in
HEMA MALINI, SONU NIGAM, USHA
UTHUP, SUNIDHI CHAUHAN TO PERFORM DURING DASARA
Musical nite along with the singers of the popular
ETV programme Ede Thumbi Haaduvane, will be an added
attraction of this year's Yuva Dasara.
"Local artistes will be given an opportunity to
perform for 2 days. Colorful illumination of city
parks, art fair by the artistes of CAVA and a Book
Exhibition in association with Kannada Book
Authority have also been arranged".
"Cultural programmes in association with the Tourism
Department at Somanathapura and Srirangapatna will
also be organised"
Art-acclaimed and award winning films will be
screened at 9 theatres in city. With the help of
Mysore Film Society, films of International repute
will also be screened
Mysore Brands at Dasara
There will be a separate
lane to sell Mysore Brands like Mysore Sandal Soap,
Mysore Mallige (Jasmine), Mysore Silk, Nanjangud
Rasabale and other Mysore items.
elephants in City
The cynosure of all eyes, the
Naada Habba or people's festival that is Dasara is
incomplete without the Elephants presence and what
is more, each one of them have a characteristic
feature that is remarkable and evokes admiration. The first batch of six Dasara elephants, the major
attraction of the festivitiesDistrict in-charge Minister G.T. Devegowda flagged
of the Gaja Payana (journey of jumbos) at
Veeranahosahalli, the main entrance of Nagarahole
National Park. H.S. Muralidhar, a priest and journalist,
performed Gana Homa in the morning at the Ganesha
Temple located at the Veeranahosahalli Gate and
performed puja to the caparisoned elephants.
Deputy Commissioner N.S. Chennappagowda,
Commissioner of Mysore City Corporation and MUDA P.
Manivannan, Assistant Commissioner M.R. Ravi, ZP
President Rajamma, Hunsur Deputy Conservator of
Forests (Wildlife) A.K. Singh and other dignitaries
were present on the occasion. The batch includes howdah elephant Balarama,
Pattada Aane Gajendra, Bharatha, Arjuna, Sarala and
Varalakshmi. The elephants were brought from
Moorkal, Sunkadakatte and Balle elephant camps in
offered a farewell puja to the elephants at their
Second batch elephant
Harsha and Vikrama from Dubare, Sri Rama, Abhimanyu,
Sarala and Kanti from Sunkadakatte, K. Gudi and
Thithimathi forests arrived at Doddakere Maidan.
Sri Rama: This male elephant aged 50 years
was captured by pit method in 1969. Sri Rama having
experience of 10 years in Dasara, participates in
puja rituals along with the chief elephant (Pattada
Aane) of Palace. Thithimathi camp of Nagarahole
National Park is its dwelling.
Abhimanyu: This male elephant aged 41 years
was captured from Hebballa forest and has an
experience of 9 years in Dasara including the
present. The elephant brought from Thithimathi camp
is given the responsibility of pulling the elephant
cart during Dasara.
Vikrama: Aged 35 years, it was brought from
Dubare camp and was captured from Dodda-betta forest
in 1990. This is the sixth time, Vikrama is
participating in Dasara.
Harsha: Captured from Doddabetta forest in
1990 and brought from Dubare camp, it is
participating in Dasara for the eighth time.
Poets meet to be held for 5 days which includes
Hasyayotsava a 4 hour limerick fare. Chiguru Kavigosti having poets below 20 years
and Aralu Kavigosti having poets above 20 years.
Young poets have been asked to send in 2 poems to
the panel for participating in Chutuku Kavi Gosti in
10 pieces before October 5.
Entries can be sent to Mr. J. B. Rangaswamy,
Assistant Director Karnataka Police Academy, Jalpura,
Nazarbad, Fax : 0821.2522057
Round-the-clock bus service in city during Dasara
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)
will provide 24-hour bus service in the city for the
benefit of visiting tourists and other commuters
during the forthcoming Dasara festivities from Oct.
12 to 21.
Important Places and bus fares Jaladarshini : Nagarahole, Irfu and Abbhey
falls (Kodagu), Golden Temple (Periyapatna) - Rs.
200 Giri Darshini : Bandipur, BR Hills,
Gopalswamy hills, Chamaraja Nagar and Chamundi Hills
- Rs. 160 Deva Darshini : Shivanasamudra (Mandya),
Mudukotre, Taldad, Somanathapura temple,
Srirangapatna and KRS (Mandya) - Rs. 80 Nagara Darshini : Nanjangud, Uttanahalli,
Chamundi Hills, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden,
Jaganmohan Palace, Srirangapatna, KRS - Rs. 120
Dasara Sports :
Dasara Sports event in Mysore this year will
be held between Oct. 12 and 18 and will be grander
than the previous years
Karate championships will be held from Oct
12 to 14 at Chamundi Vihar Stadium.
State and National wrestling matches will be
held between Oct. 15 and 18 at Devaraja Urs
Multipurpose Ground at the Dasara Expo Complex.
Boarding and others facilities will be provided to
The half marathon of 21.1 km for men and women
will being at 8 am on Oct 16 from Palace North gate
along with the 12 km run for college boys, 6 km for
girls, 6 km for high school boys and 3 km for high
Adventure sports will be held from Oct. 15 to
17 at Chamundi Vihar Stadium, which includes
artificial wall climbing. The competition of
climbing the steps of Chamundi Hill will be held on
Oct. 16. The cycle race will be held separately for
men and women. The race for men will he held on Oct
17 from Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore to Tollgate,
Mysore and for women it will be from Hunsur
Municipal Office premises upto toll gate both the
races will begin at 6 am.
Athletics and kho-kho, handball, kabaddi,
ball-badminton, basket ball, volley ball and
gymnastics will be held from Oct. 15 to 17 at
Chamundi Vihar Stadium. Hockey tournament for men
and women, table-tennis, badminton, weight-lifting
and foot ball for men will be held at University
Swimming contests will be held on Oct 16 and
17 at the University Swimming pool.
Tickets for viewing the
Vijaydashmi / Dasara Procession and the Torchlight
parade on October 21st 2007 will be sold at KSRTC
suburban bustand, Mysore Urban Development
Authority, Bal Bhavan, Mysore City Corporation,
Mysore Palace North and South Gates, Mysore Visitor
Information Counters at Hotel Hoysala and near the