By Archiver
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 06:23

Elephants are the vital part of temple festivals in Kerala. They are used as a tribute to the God and are major attractions during these festivals. Most of the elephants are kept in captivity. The abuse and isolation that they have to face have been a much-debated topic.

But Nalapathenneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple in Cherthala, situated in Alappuzha district has decided to go against the tides as they said that they will replace elephants with wooden structures.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 14:45

Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, the one-eyed star tusker of Kerala, pushed open the southern entrance of Thrissur’s Vadakkumnathan temple on Tuesday to kickstart the mother of all temple festivals in Kerala – the Thrissur Pooram.

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By Archiver
Sun, 10/21/2018 - 18:00

As per Hindu mythology, ignoring the divine is akin to losing your head.

Don’t believe me? Look around you at the Ganpati celebrations that have turned most of our streets into colourful processions of song, dance and faith. Lord Ganesh, though the son of a man and woman, has an elephant head placed firmly on his shoulders.

You probably haven’t wondered why he sports the head of a tusker, because you heard the story growing up. But unlike the elephant, whose large hippocampus ensures it doesn’t easily forget, you no longer remember the lesson.

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By Archiver
Sun, 10/21/2018 - 15:41

Vijayadashami marks the end of the Dussehra celebrations in Mysore. Dussehra has been chosen as Karnataka's state festival - and the centuries-old tradition of a procession that starts in the Mysore Palace and winds its way through Mysore is one of the highlights. And quite literally the biggest attraction in the festival are the elephants.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:44

Thank you to Elena Mario Oliver (Hel) after she was inspired by her visit to the Elephant Nature Park and write this song for Lek.

 

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