Mahout Vasanth and Kavadi Raju.
2007: This male elephant aged 41 years was captured from Hebballa forest and
has an experience of 9 years in Dasara including the present. The elephant brought from Thithimathi camp is given the responsibility of pulling the elephant cart during Dasara.
2007-07-07: Abhimanyu, who went berserk, along with other elephants, gored Balarama. Vasantha, who is promoted as Kavadi' of Abhimanyu after the retirement of his father Sannappa, who was the tusker's mahout, has got good control on the pachyderm.
2012: Elephant Abhimanyu, who draws an orchestra on the famed Anegaadi, was manned by Mahout
Vasantha and kavadi Raju.
2015: weight: 4870 kgs
2020: For the first time, Abhimanyu from Mattigodu Elephant camp in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, played the lead role of carrying the golden Howdah
with an idol of goddess Chamundeshwari during the procession.