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Dasara 2010 is historically significant
Dasara 2010 in Mysore is historic. It was 400 years ago the first Dasara was celebrated in Mysore , to be precise at the then capital of Mysore , Srirangapatna. After annexing Srirangapatna in the battle of Kesare, now a part of Mysore , Raja Wodeyar, one of the early and prominent rulers of the Wodeyar dynasty conducted the 10-day celebrations for the first time in 1610 A.D...full coverage

Mysore City Corporation goes online
The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has gone online for enabling public to obtain details about the MCC, access birth or death certificates and file civic complaints for redressal. It has uploaded data of about 4.80 lakh birth and death reports. Complaints can be lodged online either in English or Kannada and a complaint number can be obtained online itself, immediately after filing the complaint...full coverage

Dasara preparations afoot in Mysore
Historic Dasara celebrations commence from September 30 in Mysore. Final touches are being given for various cultural and other programmes. Folk dance troupes were taken out in a procession on September 25 as part of the publicity campaign. Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa inaugurated the procession at the Palace Northern Gates and concluded at the Railway Station.

Dasara elephants arrival marks Dasara preparations
The first batch of six elephants, headed by majestic Balarama, arrived in Mysore on September 7 and were received at the Palace Main Gate, the Jayamarthanda entrance, with traditional welcome. Their arrival marks the beginning of the preparations for the historic 10-day celebrations for which Mysore is famous since many centuries...full coverage


2008 Mysore Dasara Programme List

Curtains down on Dasara 2007
Mysore famous Dasara celebrations concluded on October 21. With the cancellation of the scheduled programmes on the opening day, October 12, because of the demise of former Chief Minister S.R. Bommai, it was cut down to nine days.The 2007 Dasara was an all-official celebration with no people representatives participating in it...full coverage

Heritage city tag for Mysore shortly
Mysore city, known for its heritage buildings, palaces and popular tourist spots, is expected to get a heritage city brand shortly. The Department of Tourism has made this proposal to the State Government and it is being considered seriously, Commissioner of Tourism G. Kumar Naik of the Government of Karnataka said in Mysore...full coverage

Yoga highly commercialized, says Yogini
Yoga is highly commecialised in the west with those having little knowledge of the ancient Indian practice taking to it, admits an American-turned Swamini, Kaliji. An advocate of ‘TriYoga’, Swamini Kaliji said in Mysore, having elementary knowledge of yoga such practitioners were claiming that they had full-knowledge of the ancient Indian tradition...full coverage

Bosch Rexroth’s automation technology centre in Mysore
Germany’s 40 billion Euro Robert Bosch company has initiated steps to set up its Rs. 12 crore Bosch Rexroth (BR) Centre of Competence in Automation Technology in collaboration with Karnataka State’s leading technical university, the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in Mysore. The foundation stone for the company’s third such centre -- after Singapore and Korea now in India -- was laid recently...full coverage

Excelsoft signs MoU with Netherland’s WK education
Mysore-based Excelsoft Technologies Pvt Ltd., a total-solutions provider in the domain of e-learning, signed an MoU with Netherland-based Wolters-Kluwer Education (WKe) in Mysore recently on the use of Excelsoft’s latest e-learning application framework across all WKe publishing houses. The five-year agreement will help WKe create a common platform for learning...full coverage

Siddaramaiah retains Chamundeswari in by-poll
Former Deputy Chief Minister and Congress (I) candidate Siddaramaiah has retained his Assembly seat from the Chamundeswari constituency. In the by-election result announced on December 7, he defeated his nearest Janata Dal (S) rival Shivabasappa by a narrow margin of 257 votes. After falling out with Janata Dal (S) leader and former Prime Minister H.D.Deve Gowda, on the ‘Ahinda’ issue, Siddaramaiah had quit the party and resigned for the Assembly seat. He joined the Congress to contest from that party...full coverage

Dasara concludes with colourful procession
The famous and historic Mysore Dasara 2006 celebrations concluded on October 2 in Mysore with a colourful procession of Goddess Chamundeswari. The majestic Balarama carried the idol of the presiding goddess of Mysore in the royal golden howdah on his back. The procession was inaugurated by Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy by worshipping the Nandi Kambha, the Nandi flag staff, at the western entrance to the palace, the Balarama gate at the auspicious Dhanur Lagna at 1-14 p.m...full coverage

2006 Dasara celebrations in Mysore
Mysore has turned into a city of lights and celebrations with the 10-day-long Dasara festivities taking off on September 23. The government-sponsored celebrations began in the morning atop the Chamundi Hills, with the worship of Goddess Chamundeswari, the presiding diety of this ancient city ruled for over five and half centuries by the Yadu dynasty, the Wodeyars of Mysore...full coverage

Dasara on wheels, buggy rides added Dasara features
The Tourism Sub-Committee of the Dasara festivities has chalked out a number of new attractions for the famous 10-day celebrations of Mysore's annual event of religious and historic significance. A new addition will be "Dasara on wheels" for taking tourists to major tourist places in the city in a double decker bus. A ticket holder can hop-on and hop-out at any tourist spot after visiting that place...full coverage

Summit networks organization development
While the world is on the discovery lane to zoom into India in multiple ways, the organization development (OD) community here appears to have played out its cards. Experiences in change - whether planned, chaotic, quantum or rapid - have only passed aside the purview of the mainstream academic and corporate decision makers...full coverage

Rs. 1.26 billion silver jubilee bonanza for Infosys staff
Mysore, 31 July - Infosys Chief Mentor N.R.Narayana Murthy has announced a silver jubilee gift of Rs. 126 crore to the 56,000 employees if India’s IT giant. “This gift will come from the corpus of the employees’ welfare fund. All the Infosians will be the beneficiaries. Each employee will get the amount on the tenure he has served the company according to the trust decision”...full coverage

Bangalore in October
Mysore, 31 July - The Bangalore 2006 will be organized for four days from October 28, 2006 in Bangalore. Announcing this at the launch of year-long silver jubilee celebrations of IT giant Infosys in Mysore on July 30, Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy said that the Vision Group on IT, would soon meet under his guidance and decide on the Bangalore coverage

"Gandhada Gudi" stages a comeback
A box office-hit, which fetched around Rs. 35 lakh at the gate 33 years ago, “Gandhada Gudi” had made its appearance on the silver screen in Mysore last month. The Kannada film is unique, perhaps was the first of its type, for it focused on protection of forests and preservation of wild animals, even before the Wildlife Preservation Act came into force and forests like Bandipur and Nagarahole were declared protected forests or wildlife sanctuaries, barring shooting of animals, by either gun or camera...full coverage

‘IBM is a legacy; Infosys is the future’
Mysore, July 31 - Government of India’s Finance Minister P.Chidambaram showered praises upon Infosys and its Chief Mentor N.R.Narayana Murthy. After going round the biggest global corporate training centre of the company in the sprawling area of Mysore industrial belt built with international level facilities...full coverage

IT professionals must learn Sanskrit, says scholar
If India wants to compete with China in software technology sector, our IT professionals must learn Sanskrit, says a leading Sanskrit scholar of Mysore. “Sanskrit is also a rich storehouse of technical knowledge. It has excellent works on aeronautics, submarine technology, atomic energy and a host of other technical and technological subjects...full coverage

Mysore hosting gold jewellery festival
Gold merchants in Mysore have put up a jewellery festival to boost sale of gold and gold ornaments in this royal city. Encouraged by the increasing demand for gold in the Mysore market, the gold jewellery merchants have organised the jewellery festival from April 10 to May 25 in their shops all over the city...full coverage

Plea to make Mysore the Hollywood of Karnataka
Film industry in Karnataka is looking forward to some far-sighted decisions from the new State Government headed by Mr. H.D.Kumara Swamy, who himself is a leading personality from film industry. One such decision the Kannada film sector is looking forward is film industry status for the sector on par
with the neighbouring states...full coverage

Swadeshi Manch demands white paper on WTO
The Karnataka unit of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch has demanded an independent commission on the decade-long functioning of the World Trade Organisation, through an independent commission or a committee. “The Hong Kong ministerial conference should have been an opportunity for initiating a white paper,” Manch State Convener Prof. B.M.Kumaraswamy said in Mysore...full coverage

Mysore Dasara attracts 6-lakh Crowd
The 10-day Dasara ended on the Vijaya Dasami day on October 13 in Mysore. About six lakh people, a lesser crowd than in the previous years witnessed the Vijaya Dasami procession amdist a thin drizzle and overcast sky, which later played spoilsport for the torchlight parade...full coverage

Fiji to revive ailing sugar industry with India's help; Fiji PM Visits Mysore Sugar Factory
Island nation Fiji's sugar industry, the backbone of the country's economy, is now in deep crisis. It is looking towards the robust Indian model, which can offer tailor-made schemes for a revival of the country's century old industry. With this in view, Fiji Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, who is also entrusted with the direct responsibility for the reform of the Fiji sugar industry, visited the Bannari Amman Sugar factory, near Nanjangud, about 20 kms from Mysore...full coverage

Dasara Inauguration
The 10-day-long age-old Dasara celebrations began in Mysore on October 4 on grand scale. This year a mix of traditional and new events have been launched to make the celebrations attractive and colourful. The celebrations began in the morning atop the Chamundi Hills, in a shamiana specially erected in front of the majestic temple of Goddess Chamundeswari...full coverage

Renowned musicians for Dasara music festival
The 10-day world famous Dasara celebrations will commence in Mysore on October 4 and conclude on October 13. About 1,000 gold cards priced Rs. 5,000 each will be available for tourists and visitors. The gold card holders will provide easy and separate access for witnessing the Dasara programmes, including the concluding torchlight parade at the Banni Mantap grounds on October 13...full coverage

Illuminated Mysore PalaceDasara celebrations from October 4 to 13
The famous 10-day Dasara is proposed on a grand scale this year by the Karnataka Government. The good monsoon rains have encouraged the Government to make the celebrations a grand one, allocating Rs. 4 crores as against Rs. 2 crores sought by the organizing authorities...full coverage

Elephants WelcomedDozen jumbos for Dasara 05
The ball for 2005 Dasara was set in motion on September 5 with six of the dozen elephants arriving in Mysore City. The decorated elephants - four male and two female - were given a traditional welcome when they arrived at the Mysore Palace main gate. Labour and Wakf Minister Tanvir Sait, who is the Mysore district minister, received the six jumbos...full coverage

Artisans at workGowri-Ganesha festivals celebrated
Mysore joined rest of the centres in celebrating the Gowri and Ganesha festivals, two chief festivals of India and Hindus. The Gowri festival was on September 6 and it was followed on the next day by the famous Ganesha festival...full coverage

Death of two freedom fighters
During the last week, Mysore lost two important personalities – Mrs. Vishalakshamma, the first lady freedom fighter of Mysore City and Mr. H.D.Tulsidas Dasappa, former Congress MP. joins all others in mourning these deaths, especially the death of Mr. H.D.Tulsidas Dasappa the gentleman politician who presided over the silver jubilee celebrations of “Samachar” English Daily as President of its reception committee braving the Emergency days...full coverage

A metro rail for Mysore proposed
The Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has proposed a metro rail for Mysore to ease the increasing traffic pressure. The officials of Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS), who are implementing the metro rail system in Bangalore, are being requested by MUDA...full coverage

Mysore English Professor CDN is no more
Veteran English Professor CDN is no more. He died of heart attack in his sleep at his daughter’s house in J.P.Nagar, Bangalore, in the early hours of April 10. He was 84. Prof. C.D.Narasimhaiah, became popular as Principal of the Maharaja’s College and for his book “ The Rediscovery of India”...full coverage

Mysore Chamber signs pact on floriculture with Nepal team
Women in Small Enterprise (WISE), the women's wing of the Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and the Floriculture Association of Nepal (FAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exploring business opportunities in floriculture. The MoU was signed at an interaction meeting the WISE members had with a 14-member visiting team from Nepal...full coverage

Kaigarika Adalat Held in Mysore; Industrialists Assured
Kaigarika Adalat, by the Karnataka State Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA), Department of Industries Commerce and Hebbal Industrialists Association (HIA) to address the problems faced by SSIs, was held in Mysore...full coverage

16 Languages in Pre-School Training for Disabled Children by AIISH
Mysore-based All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) will soon implement 16 Indian languages in its pre-school training programme for the deaf, mentally retarded, autistic, and children with cerebral palsy.The institute will be the first of its kind in the country to implement 16 languages in such training programmes...full coverage

New Post Graduate Course by AIISH
The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing has started new two-year courses - M Sc in Speech Language Pathology and M Sc in Audiology (the science of hearing) - and has earned the reputation of being the first institute in the country to offer such Post-Graduate courses...full coverage

Eight-day Dasara 2004 Celebrations Conclude
The ten-day Dasara festivities concluded on a grand scale on Saturday, October 23 with Governor TN Chaturvedi taking the official salute at the Torch Light Parade in the Bannimantap grounds...full coverage or see more photos

Mysore Dasara 2004 Inaugurated; Curtains Go Up
Dr. H. Narasimhaiah, veteran educationist and freedom fighter, inaugurated this year's Dasara Festivities atop the Chamundi Hill in the presence of Deputy Chief Mininster Siddaramiah, Union Tourism Minister Renuka Chaudry and others.

Dasara Programmes: The Dasara, which formally commenced on October 15, will conclude on October 23 with the colourful Vijaya Dasami procession and torch-light parade. Several programmes are arranged during the eight-day festivities, including a few new ones...full coverage

Renowned musicians to perform during Dasara festival
Renowned musicians will perform in the eight-day Dasara cultural programmes in Mysore, commencing from October 15. They will perform in the evenings on all the eight days from a specially erected platform in front of the Maharaja’s Palace, which will be gorgeously illuminated from 7 p.m. till the music programmes conclude...full coverage

Dasara gold cards for foreign tourists & VIPs
A gold card priced Rs. 5,000 each will enable foreign tourists and important personalities coming for witnessing the famous Mysore Dasara celebrations from October 15 to 23 to have easy and free access to witness the various cultural and other programmes during the nine-day period...full coverage

BalaramaBalarama leads jumbo contingent
The majestic Balarama, 46, will be leading the elephant contingent in the Dasara celebrations this October. He is already in town along with five other elephants, catching the admiring attention of the passers-by while on his routine walk every day morning and evening on the traditional Vijaya Dasami procession route in Mysore. The dozen elephants and their background...full coverage

Dasara Fete gets into Motion with Arrival of Jumbos
The ball was set in motion for the 2004 world famous Dasara celebrations with the first batch of five elephants arriving in Mysore, the ersthwhile headquarters of the Mysore royalty. The elephants, led by Balarama, the chief attraction of the Vijaya Dasami procession, were accorded a grand and traditional welcome at the main entrance of the Mysore Palace...full coverage

Veteran Cine Actor Rajanand Dead
Veteran stage and film actor Rajajand, 73, died in a private hospital in Mysore on August 25. He is survived by wife, a daughter and a son. The actor was ailing for the last few months and he died of kidney failure...full coverage

'Premier Studio' M.N.Basavarajaiah is Dead
Mr. M.N. Basavarajaiah, 92, a pioneer in film industry, died in Mysore on July 14. The last rites took place later in the day. The owner of the once prestigious film studio, the Premier Studios on the Mysore-Hunsur Road, Mr. Basavarajaiah was ailing since a long time...full coverage

US Dancer to Perform in Mysore
U.S. born Miss Ramya Murthy will participate in a dance performance programme in Mysore on June 19. Along with other artistes, Miss Murthy will participate in the "Nrutyanjali" Dance programme arranged by Sri Lalithakala Academy Foundation of Mysore...full coverage

Mysorean is Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award Finalist
Run Against Media Violence the book, a road map for American Parents to combat violent content in multi-media targeted at children has been nominated along with seven other books in Parenting Category for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award...full coverage

Candidates in Fray in Mysore for Lok Sabha & Assembly
Five candidates for the lone Lok Sabha seat and 89 candidates for the 11 Assembly seats are contesting the elections in Mysore district. Mr. Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the sitting Congress MP and scion of Mysore royal family, is making bid to retain his seat against his BJP rival, Mr. C.H.Vijaya Shankar, who lost in the previous Lok Sabha elections...full coverage

Brisk campaign for Assembly-Lok Sabha polls
Brisk campaigning is going on in Mysore city for the elections to the Karnataka State Assembly and the Lok Sabha, as in other parts of the State and the Country...full coverage

Renovated Metropole Hotel Back to Life
The famous Metropole Hotel in Mysore has regained its life after a long gap. The Hotel, where stayed the foreign tourists, who visited Mysore during the reign of the last two Maharajas and later, remained shutdown for a long time. The heritage hotel, after a facelift, was declared open on Feb.22 by the Chief Minister, Mr.S.M.Krishna...full coverage

Raja Rao of Nadabrahma Sabha is No More
Mysore’s popular music promoter, Mr. M.H.Raja Rao is no more. Mr. Rao, who was the Secretary of the famous Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha, passed away on April 1. He was ailing for some time. He leaves behind wife and four daughters...full coverage

Son-et-lumiere show at Mysore Palace
The historic Mysore Palace, the most magnificent building in Mysore city, will throw up a major attraction of sound-and-light programmes from October-end, before the commencement of the famous Dasara festival...full coverage

A Heritage Building Disappears
A historic building has disappeared from the heart of Mysore city. The colourful two-storey historic Palace has been demolished by a private party. The two-storey building with colourful motifs on the Chamaraja Double Road (former 100 Feet Road or Chamaraja Road) was famous as Tipu Palace...full coverage

Mysore Varsity to Confer Honorary Doctorates
The University of Mysore has decided to confer honorary doctorates on three well-known personalities of Karnataka – renowned cartoonist Mr. R.K.Laxman, former Press Secretary to Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, when they were Prime Ministers of India Mr. H.Y. Sharada Prasad and famous Kannada poet Prof. G.S.Shivarudrappa...full coverage

Ramakrishna Vidyashala celebrates Golden Jubilee
Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala, run by the Ramakrishna Mission in Yadavagiri, Mysore, is celebrating its golden jubilee. Elaborate programmes were drawn up for three days to mark the occasion. Ramakrishna Vidyashala is a reputed residential educational institution of Mysore...full coverage

'Mysore Mallige' K.S.Narasimhaswamy is dead
'Mysore Mallige' fame Mr. K.S.Narasimhaswamy is no more. Born at Kikkeri in Mandya district he was 88. Modern Kannada literature's famous romantic poet Mr. Narasimhaswamy passed away in Bangalore on the evening of December 27. He is survived his wife, who inspired him throughout his life to write the romantic poems, which have been sung all over Karnataka and abroad...full coverage

G.V.Iyer cremated with state honours
The last rites of internationally renowned film producer-director G.V.Iyer, 86, who died on December 21 evening at 5-30 p.m. in Mumbai took place at Bangalore with full state homours. The producer of renowned films like 'Sankaracharya' in Sanskrit had gone to Mumbai, three days ago...full coverage

Brahmanda Vedik’ – A Mission to Spread Indian Tradition
The Haridwar-based ‘Brahmanda Vedik Ashram’ has set up a stall at the on-going Dasara Exhibition to spread awareness among the people, in particular the youth, on the values of Indian tradition. Besides creating awareness, it is also selling traditional religious items like Sri Yantra, Rudraksha and precious stones. The Exhibition is concluding on December 13...full coverage

ASISC Annual Conference in Mysore
Around 500 principals and teacher-delegates are attending a three-day annual conference of the Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate (ASISC) from December 3 here at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel...full coverage

Sthree Shakthi Anniversary and Book Release
Kannada Rajyothsava and fifth anniversary celebrations of Sthree Shakthi Mahila Prasthishtana, a State-level organization of women, will be held on December 7, at Ganabharathi, Veene Seshanna Bhavan, Mysore...full coverage

Namma Manege Banni’ Cultural Variety for Women
The Sthree Shakthi Mahila Prathishtana of Mysore has planned a unique programme in the city – ‘Namma Manege Banni’. The members of the women’s organization will visit houses of women who extended an invitation and render a programme of recitation of poems associating the women residents of the area also...full coverage

Youngest father at the age of 3!
He has become a father at the age of 3! And his life partner is 22-year-old! Laloo, the male hippopotamus became the youngest father in the world when his 19-year senior, Rani gave birth to a calf in the famous Mysore Zoo on the morning of September 28...full coverage

Dasara Programme Highlights
The Dasara celebrations have formally commenced from September 27 and several programmes have been chalked out for the eight-day festivities. The Vijaya Dasami procession concluded on October 5. For details of the major programmes click on...full coverage

Elephants March into Mysore for Dasara
The first contingent of elephants has arrived in Mysore for participating in the 10-day-long Dasara festival, commencing from September 26. The six elephants is led by tusker Balarama, who will carry the golden howdah in the Vijaya Dasami procession on October 5...full coverage

Online Rail Booking Launched
Mysore, a major tourist centre, joined the selected band of cities in India with the launching of online rail booking facility. The IRCTC will deliver the tickets booked online at the customer's door step...full coverage

African White Rhinoceros Dies in Mysore Zoo
The famous Mysore Zoo has lost a valuable species. A female African rhinoceros died in the Zoo on August 13. It was 32. With its death, the zoo is left with only a male rhino without a partner. The two-horned white rhino had been brought to the Zoo (Mysore Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) from Germany in 1977...full coverage

Mysore Craftsmen Among Eleven Awardees

Three Mysoreans are among eleven craftspersons chosen for the 2002 State-level awards of the Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation. Mr. C.Swamy of Lashkar Mohalla for his carving of an Ambari elephant (elephant carrying a decorated howdah on its back)...full coverage

First Woman Mayor for Mysore
Mysore City has its first woman Mayor. Mrs. Modamani of Congress Party was elected unopposed to the post of the first citizen of Mysore on June 30. Mysore City was upgraded from the City Municipal Council to the City Corporation level in 1983...full coverage

CM Krishna Promises Mysore's Development
During his two-day visit to Mysore, Chief Minister Mr.S.M.Krishna has promised schemes for all-round development of Mysore, tourism in particular. He has asked the district administration to give top-priority for developing infrastructure for the purpose...full coverage

Publisher, Journalist No More
Mysore lost two senior personalities in the death of Mr.R.V.Srinivasa Murthy and Mr. B.S.Nagaraja Rao...full coverage

Calling Mysore? Add '2' to your Phone Number
If you are calling your friends and relatives in Mysore over the government BSNL telephone, remember to add '2' to the phone number you are dialing. BSNL telephones in Mysore have seven digits now with the Government controlled Mysore Telecom District switching over to the all-India seven-digit telephone numbers...full coverage

Palm Leaf Manuscript of Tipu Sultan's Poet Traced
An 18th century palm leaf manuscript of Poet Venkamathya has been traced recently. It is in Sanskrit language. It is a five-act Sanskrit play titled "Rasika Ranjani". Besides Sanskrit, the poet had command in Kannada language also...full coverage

Mysore lakes to be restored
The Mysore City Corporation has proposed to take up restoration of Devanur Tank at an estimated cost of Rs. 26.60 lakhs. This decision was taken by the Mysore City Corporation Council at its meeting on March 31...full coverage

50th year of Ramothsava Celebrations
Sri Rama Seva Mandali of Sri Shankaranarayana Swamy Temple in Chamundipuram, Mysore, has drawn up an elaborate programme to mark the 50th year of Ramothsava celebrations...full coverage

History on Stone
The Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India had recently organized in Mysore a photo exhibition of inscriptions of different languages and dynasties collected from various parts of India...full coverage

A New Complex of 12 Jyotir Lingas
A new complex of 12 Jyotir Lingas has come up in the Sri Chandramouliswara Temple in Mysore. According to Hindu tradition, if devotees have a darshan of Lord Ishwara, one of the trinities, in the form of Linga at the various famous centres scattered all over the country, familiarly known as "Dwadasha Jyotirlingas", they would have achieved a personal goal...full coverage

Mysore, Melkote witness Ratha Sapthami processions
Mysore, the erstwhile royal city, and Melkote, the famous pilgrim centre in Mandya district, witnessed colourful 'Ratha Sapthami' processions on February 8...full coverage

Death of Wild Elephants Causes Concern
A series of deaths of elephants, most of them tuskers, in the forests of Mysore is causing concern among animal lovers and Forest Department officials. So far 5 elephants, including 4 tuskers, have died and a few more are reported to be sick in the Bandipur forest...full coverage

Second Rail Track between Mysore-Bangalore
The Government of India has given a green signal for the execution of a second rail track between Bangalore-Mysore, according to the General Manager of the Southern Railway...full coverage

Mulakanadu Sabha Builds Community Hall
The Mysore Mulakanadu Sabha has constructed a community hall at a cost of about Rs. 24 lakhs. The newly built "Mulakanadu Bhavana" is located on the inter-State highway, Mysore-Hunsur Road, which leads to Madikeri and Mangalore...full coverage

Death of Four Leading Mysoreans
The month of December 2002 saw the demise of four important personalities of Mysore. The senior citizens who passed away in Mysore are veteran freedom fighter and Gandhian Prof.B.R. Pranesha Rao, Jainologist Dr. M.D.Vasantharaj, Advocate T.V.Krishna Rao and Prof. A.N.Rao...full coverage

Nakshatra Satra Maha Yagam & Veda Parayana Yagnam
After a lapse of over 100 years, a rare 38-day Nakshatra Satra Yagam is being organized in Mysore for the welfare of the humanity. It will be conducted from November 18 to 24 and will include a 30-day-long Nakshathreshti Havana and Veda Parayana Yagnam...full coverage

Low-key Rajyotsava celebrations
Like the Dasara festivities, the Rajyotsava celebrations too were hit by the ongoing agitation by farmers in Mandya and Mysore districts protesting over the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from the river basin reservoirs...full coverage

Dasara to be low-key fete this year too
Caught amidst controversies and dogged issues like former Minister H.Nagappa’s abduction by forest brigand Veerappan, the Cauvery water sharing dispute...full coverage

A great day and night of Lord Shiva
Mysore, like many other places, is known for its Maha Shivaratri celebrations. People throng at Siva temples, mainly the chief temple within the Palace fort during the day and the night to worship the Universal Destroyer, with reverence and respect...full coverage

Agenda Task Force for Mysore
The Karnataka Government has constituted an 'Agenda Task Force' for Mysore on the lines of the one now functioning in Bangalore...full coverage

'Theerthodbhava' at Tala Cauvery
October 17 is doubly auspicious this year. The commencement of Dasara or 'Sharannavaratri' and the 'Theerthodbhava' at Tala Cauvery,....

Dasara Concludes Drawing Thinner Crowds
A shoe-string budgetted Dasara concluded in Mysore on October 26 with a far lesser crowd than the previous years witnessing the finale, the Vijaya Dasami procession, while rain gods showered their blessings with a 15-minute non-stop rain...full coverage

Holy bath for Bahubali
The Mastakabhiseka or the anointing ceremony of 16-foot-tall Bahubali was conducted amidst Jain religious ceremonies at Gommatagiri, about 20 kms. from Mysore, on September 30. The 52nd annual big bath to the Jain king turned seer was held in the presence of Sri Devendra Keerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji, the Jain Guru of Hombuja Jain Math....full coverage

Historic Mysore Dasara Begins
The historical and religious celebrations of the famous Mysore Dasara began on a low-key note in Mysore from October 17.
It concludes with the victory procession, Vijaya Dasami, on October 26.....full coverage

Doctors plan 'Disaster Management Cell'
A team of doctors and social workers, constituting the Mysore Medical Relief Society, have proposed a 'Disaster Management Cell' to provide timely medical relief and help at times of disaster and calamities in Mysore. ....full coverage

Trenches to check wild jumbos
With forest cover dwindling and illegal occupation of the area for purposes of agricultural operations increasing, wild animals have become a menace for farmers and villagers residing adjoining the green belts. Reports of wild elephants entering villages and farms in herds and destroying crops are becoming a common feature in Mysore and adjoining Chamarajanagar districts of Karnataka, as elsewhere in the State. more>>>

Vyasa Maharshi to go hitech!
If a computer was available, perhaps even Vyasa Maharshi would not have employed Ganesha to write down his epic narration, 'Mahabharata'. The great sage might have missed the computer the modern man is today is so much obsessed with, but at least his works in manuscripts will go digitalized...more>>>

Mysore Airport not grounded
The Mysore Airport project is not grounded. Not only the airport, it will also have a bonus. A pilot training centre will be started at the famous Mandakalli Airport shortly. Hopes on a modern airport being implemented as planned have been held out by Karnataka's Minister for Major and Big Industries R.V. Deshpande. more>>>

Expressway between Bangalore-Mysore
With the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest giving its clearance for the Rs. 2,000 crore Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project, the last hurdle in executing the project has been overcome...more>>>

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