Arjuna 58 age(born c. 1960) is an Asian elephant who, from 2012 has been the lead elephant and the carrier of the Golden Howdah at the Mysuru Dasara. Arjuna was captured in 1968 in the Khedda operations from the forests of Kakanakote in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. After he was tamed, he was made a regular at the camps that featured processions during the festival of Dasara in Mysuru, in the 1990s.
Balarama (born c. 1958) 60 years of age was the lead elephant of the world-famous Mysuru Dasara procession and carried the idol of goddess Chamundeshwari on the fabled Golden Howdah for a thirteen times between 1999 and 2011. He is from mathigodu elephant camp (thithi mathi) . Balarama was captured in 1987 in the Kattepura forest near Somwarpet, in the Kodagu region of Karnataka. Balarama has taken part in the Dasara procession since 1994, carrying the golden howdah. He succeeded Drona as the carrier of the Golden Howdah.
Abhimanyu: The mascot who pulls the “Anegadi” the elephant cart, has been participation from the past 19 years. He is from the Hebballa forest, Kodagu district now stays in Mattigodu elephant camp. He is 52 years old.
Vijaya: She has been in Dasara for last 11 years, was captured in 1963, from the Dubare elephant camp, Madikeri division. She is 61 years old
Prashantha : he has been in dasara for last 12 years, was captured in karekoppa forest in 1993 and from dubare elephant camp, madkeri division. He is 62 years old
Chaitra : she has been in dasara for last 4 years, was from Bandipura and she is 47 years old
Gopi : he has been in dasara for last 8 years , he was also captured in karekoppa forest in 1993 and he is from dubare elephant camp, he is 36 years old
Vikrama : he has been in dasara for last 14 years , he is also called “ ಪಟ್ಟದ ಆನೆ “ he was captured in dodda betta forest in 1990, he is from dubare elephant camp , he is 45 years old
Varalakshmi : she has been in dasara for last 9 years, she captured in kakanakote forest in 1977, she is from mathigodu elephant camp and she is 62 years of old.
Kaveri : she has been in dasara for last 7 years, she captured in Somavarpet aadinur forest in 2009 and she is from dubhare elephant camp, she is 40 years old.
Dhananjaya : debut appearances in dasara 2018, he was captured in yelasuru forest near hassan district in 2013, he is from dubhare elephant camp, he is 35 years old.
Drona : debut appearances in dasara 2018, he was captured in yelasuru forest near hassan district , he is from mathigodu elephant camp, he is 37 years old.
And also there are 6 female elephants inside the palace –