† Mathilakam Darshini is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Padmanabhaswamy Temple, in India, of disease in 2021-05-29. Official death reason described as prolonged illness. (see detailed list).
Mathilakam Darshini was born wild <1964 at Western Ghats.
As per the temple records, Darshini and two other female jumbos were received from the forests of Western Ghats in the year 1966.As a mark of respect to the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the elephants were given the names "Indira", "Priya" and "Darshini".King Chithira Thirunal, who liked the jumbo named Darshini very much, and gifted her to the Lord Padmanabha Temple then managed by the royal family.
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