|☨ Guruvayur Padmanabhan|
678 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala -
|Sex and age:||Male ♂|
|Body height:||3.05 meter, 10.0 feet|
|Dead date:||† 2020-03-00?|
|Location:||Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)|
|Arrival||Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota) 1975-06-25|
from Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam)
Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam) 1954-01-18
from Nilambur reserve forest
in Nilambur reserve forest
|Capture:||? , Nilambur forest|
|Document updated||2018-05-06: new record|
2020-03-20: death record
|1954: He was caught from the Nilambur forest He was presented to the (Nadakkiruthal) Guruvayoor temple by E.P.Brothers (Ottappalam Kerandathu Puthenveettil Achuthan Nair, Madhavan Nair) of Ottapplam in the year 1954.|
When Padmanabhan was brought to Guruvayur, there were only one or two elephants here. Regarded as king of elephants, the Maharaja of Ambalapuzha awarded him with the precious prize, Veerashringala.
2004: Padmanabhan currently holds the record for the highest fee collected by an elephant when he bagged Rs.2,22,222 for participating in a temple procession in Palakkad in April 2004.
He was conferred ‘Gaja Ratnam’ title by the temple board in 2004.
2020-03-26: Reported dead. He was ailing for the last two months due to age-related ailments.
Padmanabhan was 10 feet high.
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Guruvayur Padmanabhan, an Asian at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1926. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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