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Old July 6th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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ಅರಮನೆ ಮೊಗಸಾಲೆ | Mysuru Discussions

mysore, mysooru, mysuru, heritage city, karnataka's pride,mysore dasara, ಮೈಸೂರು, ಮೈಸೂರು ದಸರಾ, ಮೈಸೂರು ನಗರ

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The word Mysore is a corrupted version of "mysooru", which is derived from the word "mahishur" or "Mahishasurana Ooru", which means the town of Mahishasura in Kannada, the local language. Mysore has been associated with the Puranic story found in the Devi Bhagavatha. According to the story in the Devi Purana, Mysroe was ruled by the demon Kind Mahishasura. Mahishasura was a buffalo-headed monster. In response to the prayer by the Gods and Goddesses to save them from the demon, Goddess Parvathi, took birth as Chamundeshwari and killed the monster on top of the Chamundi hill near Mysore. Hence the hill and the city have the names Chamundi Hill and Mysore respectively.

It is said that after killing the monster the Goddess stayed on top of the hill, where she is worshipped with great devotion to this day. The famous 10 daylong Dasara of Mysore is in honour of the Goddess Chamundeshwari and is a celebration of this victory of good over evil. Before the rise of the Gangas in the 10th century there is little historical evidence relating to Mysore. The Gangas established their supremacy in the 2nd century and they ruled over a large part of Mysore till about 1004 AD. In the 3rd century they established their capital at Talakad on the banks of the river Cauvery.

There is an inscription on Chamundi Hills that was done in 950AD during the reign of the Gangas. This inscription is the oldest inscription found in Mysore. The Cholas ruled Mysore for over a century after the Gangas. The Chalukyas followed the Cholas. The Hoysalas drove the Cholas from the remaining part of Mysore region in the 12th century. Hoysala are known for the beautiful temples they built during their reign. It is said that they built or expanded the existing temples in Mysore and on the Chamundi Hills. There is an inscription in Mysore by the Hoysalas that dates back to the 11th and 12th century.

After the Hoysalas came the Vijayanagar Kings and then the Mysore Yadu dynasty came to power in 1399A.D. They were the feudatories of the Vijayanagar Kings. This dynasty also contributed to temple building in Mysore. Bettada Chamaraja Wodeyar, the raja of Mysore rebuilt the fort of Mysore and made his headquarters and called the city 'Mahishura Nagara' meaning the city of Mahishur. Many inscriptions done in the 17th century and later refer to Mysore as 'Mahishuru'. Raja Wodeyar moved the capital from Mysore to Srirangapatna. After the death of Tippu Sultan in 1799, Mysore became the capital of the Wodeyars once again.

During the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III the town of Mysore expanded and moved beyond the walls of the fort. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV developed Mysore into a beautiful city with excellent planning. Under his reign Mysore became famous for its wide roads, magnificent building and elegant parks. Today Mysore is a modern city that has managed to retain its quaint old world charm. Today Mysore in famous in the world for its sandalwood and rosewood artifacts, stone sculptures, incense sticks, inlay work with ivory and its exquisite silk sarees.
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Manoj Kumar is new Mysore Division DCF

Mysore, July 6 - IFS Officer Manoj Kumar has been appointed as Mysore Division Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF). He took charge from acting DCF Vinay Kumar at the Aranya Bhavan here this morning.

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PACKAGE POST SERVICE LAUNCHED IN CITY



Mysore, July 6 (UKR)- Want to send an urgent parcel, but no time to shop for the packing materials? Race to the Head post office here, pay and give the addresses — The Mysore Head Post Office, in a customer-friendly move, has introduced a Package Post Service, to take care of the packing dilemma of its customers.

The Post Office will provide a carton for parcels, over which there will be a cloth covering fastened by stitches. However, packages can be sent without the cloth cover also.

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ACTOR GANESH TAKES JOLLY RIDE AROUND ZOO WITH FAMILY



Kannada film actor Ganesh, his wife Shilpa and their daughter Charithrya took a jolly ride around the Zoo for about one-and-half hour yesterday.

Speaking to media later, Ganesh said he was impressed by the cleanliness and discipline found in the Zoo and added that he will be adopting an animal under the Animal Adoption Scheme soon.



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Mysore-Chennai express train launched

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MYSORE: In a bid to enhance the urban green cover, the Mysore City Corporation has hit upon to distribute saplings among urbanites.

The plan is to collect funds from property owners and distribute saplings of their choice. To start with, the civic body is aiming to target the houses under construction. MCC chief K S Raykar said every year the civic body receives minimum 4,000 applications from the landlors constructing houses. They are considering collecting funds for the saplings from the applicants at the time of issuing the licence for house construction. The commissioner told a meeting chaired by forest minister C H Vijayashankar on Wednesday that initially they have plans to distribute 10 different species of saplings to the builders/owners. They will be asked to plant the sapling at the construction site, he stated.

Meanwhile, efforts are being made to improve urban forestry by planting saplings in parks with more than an acre space in the city. Raykar said they have identified 44 parks and already 5,246 saplings have been planted in 23 different parks and works are under way in 11 other parks.

They are also aiming to utilize the entire stretch of areas under the high-tension cables in the MCC limit to grow saplings. The civic body has asked the forest authorities to provide 10,000 saplings including medicinal and other plants. "The MCC is waiting for a reply from them," Raykar explained.


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Gopi could succeed Balarama as howdah carrier

With the succession plan in place, the forest department is training six jumbos for Dasara duties. The 53-year-old Balarama, the Ambari elephant, which carried the golden howdah for 12 editions, is retiring and the mantle may fall on Gopi, a 28-year-old tusker from the Dubare camp.

Six jumbos -- two tuskers Gopi and Gopalkrishna as well as Diana, Teresa, Gange and Chaitra -- will be trained in Dasara rituals, first in a camp in the wild and then in Mysore. Except Gopi, all the others are less than 20 years. The 18-year-old Gopalkrishna was captured near Hassan and is now at Titimati elephant camp in the Nagarhole national park. Diana, Teresa and Chaitra are at Bandipur while Gange is at Balle in the Nagarahole park.

They'll be trained either at Gende Hosahalli in Mandya or at Nugu near Nanjangud and then move to Mysore for Dasara festivities, conservator of forests (Mysore circle) B P Ravi told TOI. Sources said officials sent a list of eight domesticated elephants to be spared for Dasara festivities to the PCCF. Two jumbos, including Jayaprakash, earlier tipped to succeed Balarama, were not allowed to be drafted.

"A couples of jumbos, like Sarala, over 65 years old. She has been taking part in the Dasara procession for 12 years and it's very stressful," said Dr S Nagaraj, the veterinarian who has been looking after the jumbos for over a decade. The average age of elephants in the wild is 65 years but domesticated ones could live close to 100.

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Akash, I know you may have answered this question many many times. But what's the reason for Mysore not having its own sub-forum?
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Akash, I know you may have answered this question many many times. But what's the reason for Mysore not having its own sub-forum?
I think its time for that to happen
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Akash, I know you may have answered this question many many times. But what's the reason for Mysore not having its own sub-forum?
Hi! Gautam long time,I feel Mysore can have a subforum at a later stage as we don't have enough posters and staying within KA forum attracts more traffic.With 6-7 threads Mysore subfourm would look empty and alienated.
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