Gajarajaratnam Guruvayur Padmanabhan dead
Guruvayoor: Gajarajaratnam Guruvayur Padmanabhan (84) died on Wednesday. For devotees all over Kerala, Guruvayur Padmanabhan was a symbol of divine grace. His death marks an irreparable loss for all the devotees and elephant lovers.
He was undergoing treatment for the past one month due to age related problems.
Guruvayoor Padmanabhan had the highest procession fee for any elephant in Kerala. The fees touched up to Rs 2.25 lakhs. He is also the largest among the native elephants. Even though there are a lot of elephants with great height and presence, nobody can match Padmanabhan’s aura.
Padmanabhan was donated to Guruvayur temple on January 18, 1954. Since 1962, he has been carrying the replica of the deity.