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Guruvayur Keshavan, the legendary elephant of the Guruvayur Devaswom, was remembered on its death anniversary at the Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple on Saturday. Devaswom elephants garlanded the statue of Keshavan.

Elephant parade

The elephants were paraded from the Thiruvenkatachalapathy temple premises in a procession to the premises of the Sree Valsam Guest House, where the statue of Keshavan is installed.

Elephants Gajaratnam Padmanabhan and Balram carried pictures of Keshavan and Guruvayurappan, respectively. A Gaja Puja and Anayoottu were held in the morning. In all, 28 elephants participated in the function.

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Elephant Keshavan was presented to Devaswom by Valiya Raja of Nilambur in 1922. The elephant served the temple for 54 years. Devaswom conferred the title Gajarajan on Keshavan in 1973.

Meanwhile, a mass rendition of Tyagaraja’s Pancharatna compositions was held at Melpathur auditorium.

Many eminent singers participated in the programme that was held as part of the annual Chembai music festival at the temple. Ekadasi rituals will be observed at the temple on Sunday. Besides special pujas, a ceremonial feast will be served at the temple as part of Ekadasi. A large number of devotees gathered at the temple on the eve of Ekadasi on Saturday. Mass rendering of Tyagaraja’s Pancharatna compositions at Melpathur auditorium at Guruvayur on Saturday.



A mass rendition of Tyagaraja’s Pancharatna compositions was held at Melpathur auditorium.



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