|Guruvayur Padmanabhan||ID Number:|
678 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala -
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂|
|Location:||Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)|
|Arrived||Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota) 1975-06-25|
from Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam)
Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam) 1954-01-18
from Nilambur reserve forest
|Born:|| wild in|
Nilambur reserve forest
|Capture:||?, Nilambur forest|
|Document updated||2018-05-06: new record|
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.
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. Padmanabhan is 10 feet high.
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.
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