Gajarajan Kesavan an Asian elephant at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)


 ☨ ♂ Gajarajan Kesavan  




Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 72 years old
Body height: 3.20 meter, 10.5 feet
Origin
Born:* 1904 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 1976-12-02
Death reason: age:
Locations
Present / last location:Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota), in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1975-06-25Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
from Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam)
Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam) 1922-01-04
from Valiya Raja of Nilambur
Valiya Raja of Nilambur
from Nilambur reserve forest

Document updated2018-05-20:
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† Gajarajan Kesavan is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota), in India, of age in 1976-12-02. (see detailed list).

Origin


Gajarajan Kesavan was born wild 1904.


Comments / pictures

Kesawan was Guruvayoors largest elephant, 11.5 feet = 3.2 metres.

The day of Kesavans death is observed as Gajaraja Smarana. There is a full-length film on Guruvayoor Kesavan, as well as an erected statue.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Gajarajan Kesavan, an Asian elephant at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1925. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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