July 28, 2016

Gajamutthassi - Dakshayani

India Post released a Special Cover on the occasion of Gajamutthassi - Dakshayani on 27th July 2016.

Travancore Devaswam Board, the renowned charitable institution of Kerala is in possession of 33 elephants.  Among them the oldest elephant in captivity is the 85 years old female elephant, Dakshayani. She was donated by the Travancore royal family when she was five or six year old.

In the light of the above facts the Travancore Devaswam Board has decided to honour the beast by providing the title "Gajamuthassi" at the Travancore Devaswam Board headquarters Sumangali Kalyana Manadapam, Thiruvanathapuram.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

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