- Veeneduthu akanna uyarnna kombukal
- uyarnna thalakkuni
- thericha vayukumbham
- virivulla masthakam
- thenniramulla kannukal
- thoonupole valuthum nere ullathumaya kalukal
- nakhangal 20 or 18 (5x2) or (4x2) kedupadukal illathathum veluthathum ayirikkanam
- thelinja madagiri
- uyarnnathum neelam koodiyathumaya udal
- irikkasthanam vistharam ullathum mamsalvum ayirikkanam
- nilathizhayunnathum nalla vannavum ozhukkum ulla thumbikkai
- chevikal valuthum veeshumbol thappukottunna shbdathodu koodiyathum ayirikkanam
- valinu kanankal vare neelam undavanam. valavo odivo undavan padilla. attam romavritham ayirikkanam
- niram kariveettiyudethayirikkanam
- puraku thazhnnathum mastham uyarnnathum ayirikkanam. nattellu mukalilekku valanjathayirikkanam
- romangal kuranjirikkanam. thumbikkaiyude agram, nakku, chundu, ulnakku enniva chuvannirikkanam
- padam kedukoodathathavanam
- kazhuthu mamsalam avanam
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Aanachal- Regular path of elephant its also called as 'Aanathara'
Aanaviratti-place where elephant threatened, a plant also have this name because of irritating leaves.
Aanachuvadi- A herb used in Ayurveda. It is like the feet of elephant.
Aanavayan pura-Temporary setup with only one room
Aanavandi-Older days KSRTC buses are known as Aanavandi
Aanayirankal-Place where elephants climbed down
Aanavalankili is a common bird in Kerala
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Paramekkavu temple is at Thrissur. One of the participants of Thrissur pooram. Bhagawathi is the chief diety. Thiruvambadi is another main participant temple of Thrissur pooram. These two temples arrange caparisoned elephants in pooram and this may be the main spectacular event of this festival of Kerala. 'Kudamattom' a display of umbrella is an interesting item.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
- Nanu Ezhuthachan Srinivasan
- Kongadu Kuttishankaran
- Shenoy Chandrashekharan
- Pambadi Rajan
- Thiruvanmbadi Cheriya Chandrashekharan
- Paramekkavau Padmanabhan
- Thiruvithamkur Devaswom Board Thrikkadavoor Raju
- Kanjirakkad Shekharan
- Cherai Krishnadas
- Puthuppally Keshavan
- Puthuppally Sadhu
- Devaswom Gireeshan
- Plathottam Babu
- Cherai Parameswaran
- Kuttankulangara Ramadas
- Chakkalakkudy Balakrishnan
- Unnippally Ganeshan
- Nayarambalam Rajashekharan
- Poothrikkovil Parthasarathy
- Poothrikkovil Ganapathy
- Brahmani veettil Parthasarathy
- Madhurappuram Kannan
- Sree poornathrayeesha Seva sangom Sri Hari
Sree poornathrayeesha Seva Sanghom, Thripunithura
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Elephant ears have many more meanings.... above all they are very soft and sensitive organs.
Colocasia plants are also called elephant ears(ചേമ്പില) .
In US a doughnut, a special dish served in carnivals is called elephant ears!!!!
In Kerala a herb is called aanachuvadi( ആനചുവടി ) means the foot of elepahnt..
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The largest land animal
Second tallest land animal
Longest living mammal other than humans
They continue to grow throughout their lives
They are highly intelligent
In 2004 he got 'Gajaratnam' from Guruvayoor Devaswom Board. Now he is 'Gajaratnam Guruvayoor Padmanabhan'. Elephant lovers associations and temples honoured him several times. For festivals he is always considered as the 'Ezhunnellippana'. The elephant who carries the idol of chief diety is known as 'Ezhunnellippana'. Some of his peers have more 'Thalappokkam' than him then also he is considered as the leader because of his calm nature and he is also the successor of the legend Sri Guruvayoor Keshavan.
Guruvayoor Padmanabhan Pictures
Sunday, October 26, 2008
A large crowd was present to witness the historical moment. Our beloved home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan presented Kannan with prestigious 'Gajarajpattom' award. Jayaram with his family was present in the meeting. K B Ganesh Kumar president of the Elephant owners association, Sathyan Anthikkad, Sreekumar Arookkutti and politicians were also present.
Jayaram Kannan is a nadan elephant. He is from 'Kodanad Aanakkalari'. After that he was with a circus troop. Jayaram bought him from Manissery Hari. Then he became Thiruvanikkavu Jayaram Kannan.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Gajaratnam Guruvayoor padmanabhan
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Elephant related posts:
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
According to them elephant patrolling has many advantages.
- We can travel through thick forests
- Elephant riding provides better surveillance
- Protection from wild animals
They spend three days at a stretch which gave a close look of the activities inside the forest area.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Panchavadyam means Orchestra which consists of five instruments. idakka,kombu,maddalam,thilmila and ilathalam are the five instruments used in Panchavadyam.
Panchavadyam shots from Gandhi square in Kochi
'Thidambu' of the chief diety of Poonithura Kottaram temple, Pettah
Elephant march in a temple at Kochi accompanied by Panchavadyam.
Elephant with Muthukkuda, nettippattom, venchamaram and aalavattom.
Friday, August 22, 2008
According to the Kerala Forest Department this will be a retirement home for the sick and injured animals. There they have freedom for roaming in protected areas. A team of experts will be there to look after them. Above all a chain free life is the most striking feature of this institution. Wild calves that can not be send back will be admitted to the orphanage. The centre will have the facility to accommodate 30 elephants at a time. This may be the first in India aiming the welfare of the animals.
Females with calves will be in one area. Tuskers will have separate area. Each male will be separated by electric fence. Surely this attempt will reduce the abuse and mishandling of elephants.
The centre also accept donations from animal lovers across the world. The authorities are planning to start a paper making unit from elephant dung. Such units are very popular in Thailand and Sree Lanka.
- Elephant village of Kerala
- Elephant race in Kerala
- Elephant ride in Kerala
- Elephant expert from Kerala
- Elephant art
- Elephant Book
Friday, July 25, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Every elephant has a story to tell that's the theme behind the book 'Aanakkundoru katha parayan' a book by Sreekumar Arookkutty, is very interesting and informative for the elephant craze people around the world. The writer who is the director of the Program 'E4 Elephant' in Kairali TV is sharing his own experience with the captive elephants of Kerala. The book explains the history and their present status in the festivals of Kerala in their own words. Surely this book will invoke the love towards elephants in the minds of readers. This book covers the stories of 57 captive elephants of kerala. In each story he covers its auspicious signs(lakshanangal), its present owner, its relations with owner, mahout and others, its peculiarities,its popularity, comparison with its contemporary elephants and many many more. Its a wonderful attempt in the elephant field of Kerala. Through this book writer conveys the difficulties of an elephant owner, the dedication of mahouts and it reveals the world around a chained elephant trying to explore the history behind its violent behaviors. This book also contains the address and phone numbers of elephant owners of Kerala.Surely this book is a feast to the elephant lovers.
The book starts with the most famous elephant of Sri Guruvayoorappa -'Guruvayoor Padmanabhan' and then he narrates the story of 'Sri ParamekkavuSree Parameswaran' the elephant living through our hearts. The other elephants are Guruvayoor Valiyakeshavan(Punnathoor Kotta)
Thechikkottu kavu Ramachandran
Kongad Kutty shankaran
Kiran Narayanan kutty
Thiruvanikkavu Jayaram Kannan
Kidangoor Sethu Lakshmi
Saturday, July 5, 2008
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Twin elephants from Konni elephant Kraal
What are they eating ?????
Asiad Appu and Kuttinarayanan
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Wild life sanctuary is a confined area in which the eco system, animals and birds are protected by the Government.
Chinnar wild life sanctuary
A unique one of its kind with a variety of animals. It is located at 60Km from Munnar and 180Km from Kochi. The nearest town is Marayoor. Nearest Railway station in Kerala is Alwaye. Munnar-Udumal pett road is passing through the sanctuary. Its a wonderful site to observe the mammals Elephants and tiger.
Surya TV is telecasting a serial based on his legendary life. This may be the first one of its kind in India. 'Gajarajan Guruvayoor Keshavan' is the title of this serial.
- You can have an elephant ride through the jungle at Thekkady. All the facilities are arranged by Forest Department of Kerala.
- Trekking:Interesting trekking areas, mainly Kurishumala, pullumedu and Ottakkathalmedu.
- Boating trips: enjoy the wild beauty from a safe distance and can take photos of wild animals.
Telephone numbers : 91-486-322620