Colombo Telegraph

Temple To Replace Elephants With Palanquin During Festival

Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when temple managements are coming under attack for ill-treatment of elephants in the name of festivals, a temple trust here has decided to stop the decades-old practice of parading jumbos during the ritualistic procession considering the plight of the animal.

The trust has decided to use a wooden palanquin in the place of elephants to take out the sacred idols for the ceremonial procession from this year’s festival.

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