Tuskers from Guruvayoor gear up for Ezhunnallippu
Guruvayoor: Following the relaxation in the number of elephants that can be allowed for Ezhunnallippu during festivals in temples, the tuskers of Guruvayoor are getting ready for the line-up.
As part of this, the trimming and polishing of elephants’ tusks have started. Damodardas, Gopikrishnan, Vishnu, Junior Keshavan, Devadas, and Gajendra have had their tusks trimmed. Nandan, Sidharthan, Sreekrishnan and Lakshminarayanan are the ones remaining on the list. These elephants are currently in their musth state and their tusks will be trimmed only after they come out of the musth state.
The forest department has granted permission to trim the tusks of 10 elephants. The Anakotta officials informed that they have submitted a request to allow trimming of other tuskers.