Gajpayan begins grand Dussehra 2022

Main occasions at Veeranahosahalli after a spot of two years; Half kilometer march with Lok Mandals

Mysore/Mysore: Giving a grand sign to the official countdown Mysore Dussehra-20229 captive elephants, led by Abhimanyu, the golden Howrah-carrying elephant, started their journey from numerous elephant camps to the Mysore Palace at Gajapayana this morning. The occasion was organized in an enormous method after two years of the COVID pandemic and even the state authorities has determined to have a good time Dussehra Nada Habba in an enormous method. In 2020 and 2021, celebrations have been subdued.

The 9 Dussehra elephants, who have been a part of the primary batch are Abhimanyu, 22, Bhima, 39, Gopalaswami, 39, and Mahendra, 39, from the Mathigodu elephant camp, 63-year-old Arjun, 44-year-old from the bat elephant camp, Dhananjay, 44, and Dubare elephant camp. 45-year-old Kaveri, 49-year-old Chaitra and 21-year-old Lakshmi from Rampura elephant camp.

The yatra started at Veeranahosahalli Gate on the sting of Nagarhole Nationwide Park in Hunsur taluk the place the elephants have been introduced from forest camps. Although it rained closely, it didn’t dampen the passion and a symbolic stroll of half a kilometer was finished until the venue.

Respect for Arjuna

At present’s march was led by Arjun, the primary Howrah elephant and he has been named as ‘Nishane Aane’ (the primary elephant to stroll within the Vijayadashami procession) and it’s an honor given his expertise and providers. He could be ‘marking to return’ for just a few extra years.

The elephants have been operating with folks troupes, Dolu Kunitha, Virgasse, Gombe Kunitha, Patada Kunitha, Mangalvadya and a workforce of feminine saxophone gamers. Girls and youngsters welcomed ‘Purnakumbh’.

As Mysuru district minister, ST Somashekar carried out rituals with monks and flagged off the elephant march. Forest Minister Umesh Kathi and different dignitaries have been current. In Shubh Kanya Lagna, Pujari SV Prahlad Rao carried out the puja between 9.01 am to 9.35 am.

The ritual started with ‘Padapuja’ with ‘Arishina Kumkum’ sprinkled on the ft of the elephants. Later, elephants have been fed ‘modaks’ and ‘panch phala’ (5 fruits).

These 9 elephants will attain Aranya Bhavan in Ashokapuram, Mysore at round 4 pm tomorrow and can keep in Aranya Bhavan until August 10. I’m in a very good woman marriage.

Over 1,000 individuals participated, together with many college kids. Attributable to incessant rains, the whole campus was full of mud. However, the organizers tried to make it a grand occasion by placing up pandals and metallic sheets for the friends to stroll.

Hunsur MLA HP Manjunath, MLC CN Manjegouda, H Vishwanath, In-charge Mayor Sunanda Palnetra, DC Dr Bagdi Gautam, ADC Dr BS Manjunathaswamy, ZP CEO BR Purnima, SP R Chetan, MUDA Commissioner GT Dinesh Kumar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Vijay Kumar Gogi, Patron Malti Priya, DCF V. Karikalan (Wildlife) and Okay. Kamala Karikalan (Territorial) and others have been current.

from the pages of historical past

Gajapayana is now a symbolic phenomenon that was as soon as an elaborate affair the place elephants, mahouts, kavadis and households traveled 80 to 100 kms on foot from the forests to Mysuru. However within the current day, elephants and crew symbolically stroll a brief distance after which they’re carried by vehicles.

The custom of Gajapayana started throughout the reign of Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar when members of the Mysore royal household, together with the king and his courtiers, supplied worship to tuskers on the Masti Gudi or Mastamma Temple close to Antarasanthe in HD Kote taluk.

Band units and conventional tribal devices have been performed alongside the path to mark the start of the pageant and other people supplied jaggery, fruits and sweets to the elephants. Gajpayana was closed after the privy purse was abolished when kings and queens turned heads.

The fading custom was revived in 2001 when S.M. Krishna was the Chief Minister and AH Vishwanath, a Mysorean, was the Mysore District Minister from Veeranahosahalli Gate. Since then, Gajpayana has been noticed diligently.

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