Paramekkavu Rajendran an Asian elephant at Paramekkavu Devaswom temple

Male ♂ Asian  Paramekkavu Rajendran at Paramekkavu Devaswom temple

☨ Paramekkavu Rajendran
ID nr:Chip id Number; 000658E41C
 - Certificate Number: 425 - Local id Number: 41 - 
574 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 76 years old (estimated age)
Characteristics:Twisted Tail
Dead date: 2019-10-14
Death reason: age: age related ailments
Location:Paramekkavu Devaswom temple
ArrivalParamekkavu Devaswom temple 1955-00-00
Born:* 1943? wild
Document updated0000-00-00
2019-10-14: "Rajendran", a 70-year old temple elephant belonging to Paramekkavu Devaswom, who was a regular presence in the famed Thrissur Pooram festivities for over 50 years, died here early on Monday following age related ailments.

The animal had been brought to the Paramekkavu temple in 1955 when it was around 12 years.

Then Melshanthi (chief priest) Parameshwara Namboodiri had raised around Rs 4,000 from devotees for the purchase of the tusker which has been participating in the Pooram festivities since 1967.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Paramekkavu Rajendran, an Asian at Paramekkavu Devaswom temple in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=8300. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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