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Dasara veteran elephant Arjuna tops in weight


Team Udayavani, Aug 27, 2019, 7:14 PM IST

Mysuru: Veterinarian Dr Nagaraj on Tuesday weighed Dasara elephants on Dhanwantri Road, in Mysuru.

As per the sources, Arjuna, the Dasara veteran elephant, continues to be the heaviest among his team members.

While Arjuna weighed 5,800 kg, Varalaxmi was 3,510 kg, Eswara 3,995 kg, Dhananjaya 4,460 kg Vijaya 2,825 kg and Abhimanyu 5,145 kg.

Like the previous few years, Arjuna is expected to carry the golden howdah and lead the Jamboo Savari this year as well. However, the decision in this regard is yet to be taken by the State government.

The first team of Dasara elephants arrived on the Mysuru Palace premises on Monday, August 26.

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