A replica of ‘Ane Gaadi’, a wooden cart for musicians which is pulled by a tusker during Jamboo Savari on Vijayadashami, is being created with one lakh flowers, including roses, orchids and other exotic varieties, for the Dasara flower show.

The flower show will be held at Curzon Park near the Palace. A Shivalinga is also being created with 20,000 different flowers.

Minister for Horticulture and Sugar S.A. Ravindranath will inaugurate the flower show on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The 10-day flower show is being organised by the Department of Horticulture and the District Horticulture Society.

During previous shows, 60,000 roses were used to create the Ambari elephant. Nandi, one of the symbols of Mysore’s heritage, was created using 60,000 roses.

Mahishasura was done using 50,000 flowers. District Horticultural Society vice-president D. Prabha Mandal told presspersons on Saturday that 35,000 to 40,000 flower pots would be displayed at the annual show. Bonsai competition, flower rangoli competition, Indian floral art competition, ikebana, and vegetable carving will be held.

A drawing competition for schoolchildren will be held. The show concludes on October 24.

The Indo-American Association, Bangalore; Krishi Vigyana Kendra, Suttur; and Horticulture College, Mysore, will take part.


  • Shivalinga to be created with 20,000 flowers

  • 35,000 to 40,000 flower pots will be on display


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