Thiruvambadi Valiya Chandrasekharan
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Thiruvambadi Devaswom temple in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Thiruvambadi Valiya Chandrasekharan  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 67 years old (estimated age)
Origin
Born:* 1935? wild
Birth place: in Konni Reserve Forest
Capture: 1936 Konni forest
Death
Dead: 2002-05-15
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Thiruvambadi Devaswom temple, in India

Date of arrival

Thiruvambadi Devaswom temple
from Maharaja Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma of Travancore

1936-00-00Maharaja Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma of Travancore
from Konni Reserve Forest

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History of updates2021-03-24

Latest document update2021-03-24 06:36:10
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† Thiruvambadi Valiya Chandrasekharan is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2002-05-15 at Thiruvambadi Devaswom temple, in India, .

Origin


Thiruvambadi Valiya Chandrasekharan was born wild 1935? at Konni Reserve Forest, captured 1936 , captured at Konni forest.


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Thiruvambadi Chandrasekharan (c. 1935— 15 May 2002) (now known as Thiruvambadi Valiya Chandrasekharan) was one of the elephants owned by the Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple.[1]

In 1936, he was found in Konni forest and was taken to the palace of Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma. After spending 20 years there, Chandrasekharan was handed over to Kulappurath Neelakandappilla through Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai. He learned about the rituals from Neelakandappilla and was bought by Bhaskaramenon in 1973 from Thrissur. Later, the Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple acquired Chandrasekharan's possession. He carried the Thidambu of Thiruvambady Bhagavathy from continuously from 1974 to 2002 except one year. During a festival in 1999, Chandrasekharan was severely injured due to an attack from another elephant Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran. Ramachandran stabbed Chandrashekharan's stomach with its Tusks when they were walking together, side by side.[2] Around the age of 80, Chandrasekharan died on 15 May 2002. He was one among the few captive elephants to have lived for almost 80 years. Thiruvambadi Chandrasekharan later came to be known as Thiruvambadi Valiya Chandrasekharan after he was succeeded by Thiruvambadi Cheriya Chandrasekharan.

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Thiruvambadi Valiya Chandrasekharan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Thiruvambadi Devaswom temple in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2713. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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