The Celebrity Among Tuskers

Pageantry of tuskers is the highlight of most of the Pooram festivals in Kerala, especially in the temples in the Thrissur and Palakkad region. Among the many, the one was held on 01 Mar 2015 at Mulayamparambu Bhagavathi temple, Chalissery in Palakkad district and about 41 caparisoned elephants lined up for a joint display during the sunset.

But here we are going to mention about one of the participating elephants, named Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, ‘the Tusker’ among the tuskers. Thechikottukavu Ramachandran is considered as the most handsome, by the elephant lovers, because of his special body features described as per the traditional norms. But even for those who are not aware of such golden ratios can easily say this Tusker has something attractive. Thechikottukavu Ramachandran,is the highest paid (about 150thousand rupees perday) celebrity among the tuskers.

Thechikottukavu Ramachandran is owned by the temple at Thechikottukavu. For the yesterday’s programme it was hired by the Padinjhare Mukku Pooram team, near the old church at Chalissery.

Padinjhare Mukku Pooram team is one of the participating teams in the festival at Chalisserry temple. The procession led by the Tusker Thechikottukavu Ramachandran started in the afternoon, from the west of Old church at Chalissery, walked about 2kms by getting the blessings from the local people and finally reached the Chalissery temple by sunset to participate in the joint display of caparisoned elephants. The traditional percussion orchestra ‘Panchavadyam’, that accompanied the tusker gave the rhythm and enthusiasm to the procession. 



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