Tusker Koodalmanikyam Megharjunan receives ‘Gajashyamavarnan’ title
Irinjalakkuda (Thrissur): Elephant Koodalmanikyam Megharjunan owned by Koodalmanikyam Bharata Temple Devaswom has been honoured with ‘Gajashyamavarnan’ title. The title was bestowed by ‘Thamaracheviyan’ group, the WhatsApp community of the fans of tusker Megharjunan.
At a ceremony held at the east nada of the temple, percussion maestros Peruvanam Kuttan Marar and Mattannur Sankarankutty Marar honoured the elephant with the title. Devaswom chairman U. Pradeep Menon chaired the function.
Thekke Mattam Suresh, devaswom administrator A. M. Suma, elephant treatment specialist P. V. Giridas, mahout Muriyad Biju and elephant coordinator Dheeraj Puthoor were also honoured at the event. Film star Sreeya Ramesh, Appu Arjun and Ananthakrishnan also addressed the gathering.