Mysuru: The ‘Gajapayana’ for Dasara 2023 will begin on September 1 from Veeranahosahalli, Nagarahole Tiger Reserve at 9.45 am.
Social Welfare Department Minister and District In-charge Minister Dr HC Mahadevappa will offer puja and inaugurate the Gajapayana led by jumbo Abhimanyu. This batch will include nine elephants.
Forest Minister Eshwar Khandre will inaugurate a booklet on Dasara elephants on the occasion.
Kannada and Culture Minister Shivaraj Tangadagi, Animal Husbandry Minister K Venkatesh, Hunsur MLA GD Harish Gowda, MP Pratap Simha, Mayor Shivakumar, Deputy Mayor Roopa, and MLC AH Vishwanath, CN Manjegowda and others will be present.
First batch nine elephants Abhimanyu, Arjuna, Mahendra, Bhima, Dhananjaya, Gopi, Parthasarathi, Vijaya and Varalakshmi will come to Mysuru on September 1st.